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Old 01-30-2009
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I'm at Cobb Island on the Potomic . I'm using one of those infrared electric heaters . The lowest temp we've had this winter was 12 degrees . The lowest the thermometer has gone in the cabin so far this winter is 56 degrees which is plenty warm for an old trashy dog like me .
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Would you like some cheese with that whine. We had four days in a row last week at -28C
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Don't think that us people farther south are warm! It's supposed to drop to the low 30's overnight here in Vero Beach. I found it humorous that they actually have wind chill warnings out - they reserve those for temperatures of 10 degrees or below at home! Tomorrow is supposed to be in the upper 50's here. I thought we were in a tropical clime already??!! Another week or so and we'll be in Ft. Lauderdale, but I think we're going to go to Miami before we jump off to the Bahamas. At this rate, we'll have to turn around and head back for hurricane season a week after we get there!!
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Well, I live in Portland, Maine. It has been a fairly cold winter so far... I am happy with above 40F temperatures inside... You have to get dressed for life like this. Boat is wrapped, loosely with shrink wrap. I can't handle the out gassing of the plastic... I need a slight breeze over the deck. But the wrap helps. I use one oil filled electric heater. It keeps immediate area warm... when I feel like warming up I cover half of it with a blanked and sit next to it to watch a movie... Cold does strange things... some areas of the boat freeze solid... When it is really cold, single digits, it is fine, all condensation just freezes, but when it thaws out, everything gets soaked... I do not mind the cold, I have high metabolism... I sleep with a set of winter undies and under two sleeping bags. My body likes the cold temperatures...
I would not recommend this set up to people in general. You have to adjust to it... but I am comfortable. Just figuring out how much of this I can take.
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