Phew... just came in from my last minute bubbler installation and celebrating with beer, crackers and sardines....
I've been lucky with heat so far. It's been pretty cold for this time of year.
Down in the mid teens the last few nights. I mainly run 1 ceramic and 1 oil filled radiator type heater both on low most of the time. I just kicked both of them on high because I had the companion way opened with just the canvas over it
most of the day. I'll put one back on low soon and when I go to bed both will be on low. If I want it real cozy I'll fire up the Dickinson. I think I have heat to spare. But..... I keep from the head forward closed off and also the huge
1/4 berth and... I covered the ceiling with foil backed bubble wrap and half way down the hull with regular bubble wrap...especially the ports.
I've also covered the floor with temp. carpeting.
I think I'll be doing some more insulating. Cover everything plastic with the clear bubble wrap. The rest of the way down the hull and the large areas below knee level. Get ready for those 10 deg. and below days. AND I still have to cover the deck and cockpit with plastic. It looks like the temps are headed back to normal so I should be fine.
I had the girl friend on board for a couple of days and she was so warm and cozy she stayed an extra 2 days. !!
We were useless for 4 days.
Netflix and Pinot and she wasn't going anywhere. Ha!
Well I hope this doesn't turn out to be the coldest winter in years just 'cause I bought a liveaboard. It's been absolutely wonderful so far. Even got out for a couple of late season sails. 6-7 good friends and beef stew, friendly wind,
plenty of beer. Wow next summers going to be great.
Where are you? What boat are you on? How long have you lived on board?
Thanks for writing. I wish there was at least one other live aboard here.
Then again, I wonder if I'll miss this solitude when the docks are teaming with
people in the summer.