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08-12-2014 09:56 PM
captain jack
Re: Heating Your Boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by christian.hess View Post
sorry if this is a hijack op...just that I was vested in captains refit thread...

really Im in the same boat so to speak...boat is still not done...but nanoseconds from my maiden sail

feel free to pm me anytime bud
and congrats on the decisions made
will do. thanks. good luck with your boat, as well. let me know how that maiden voyage goes. hmmmm if it's a maiden voyage, could you, therefore, say you are popping her cherry? or would that be in bad taste?

Quote:

living aboard even when close to shore is a blessing
i am beginning to realize that. even going to work, the smile i get when i wake up on board stays on my face for hours. and on days i get to stay and work on her, it never leaves. i can't fathom why i spent so much of my life spending so much more money trying to live on land.

oh. right. it's what THEY tell you that you are supposed to do if you are a responsible (read: obedient) part of society. that whole deferring happiness til you are old thing (usually, too old to enjoy it the way you should) . it goes along with being a good consumer so you can line the pockets of rich men as you buy stuff, stuff, and more stuff to fill your apartment or house with; an apartment or house where you seldom get the luxury to be because you are too busy working to pay for said apartment or house and all that stuff (none of which actually makes you happy...although the marketers tell you that you can't be happy without it).

happiness isn't a house full of stuff (just like your neighbors have). it's wind in your sails and water under your keel.
08-12-2014 09:39 PM
christian.hess
Re: Heating Your Boat

sorry if this is a hijack op...just that I was vested in captains refit thread...

really Im in the same boat so to speak...boat is still not done...but nanoseconds from my maiden sail

feel free to pm me anytime bud
and congrats on the decisions made

living aboard even when close to shore is a blessing

peace
08-12-2014 09:15 PM
captain jack
Re: Heating Your Boat

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Originally Posted by christian.hess View Post
captain hows your boat coming along?

hope all is well

christian
howdy sir! it's been a bit. well, it's coming along fairly well. been working on the interior repairs and getting her ready to sail. she's shaping up nicely.

i have a jib and main, now. both free. the main is from a cal 24. it's a nice sail, if in need of cleaning, and has one reef point built in. the jib is from an unknown source. it is a lapper. dirty but the material has that paper crispness of a brand new sail. it's hank on, though, so, eventually, i hope to get a furling head sail.

i have been trying to see if i, or anyone i know, know someone that wil loan me a small outboard for the first test sail....just in case something goes wrong. when i have had the sails up, testing for fit and measuring for a pennant for the jib tack, it has been such a temptation to cast off and take her out. lol. just chomping at the bit.

i found a marina that can haul the boat and unstep my mast. it's not too far a sail away. just down nabbs creek, out stony creek, and across the patapsco (all of which are really just fingers off of the bay). the price is right and they are a DIY marina that specializes in sailboats.

the plan is to do some sailing in nabbs creek and stony creek to get used to her a bit and then to sail over to the other marina for the haul and other work i can't do at my marina. saving up the cash for that, now, as best i can. not just the haul and unstepping fees but the materials cost for what i need to do. the owners of my marina have been so nice and helpful. they are very supportive and are pleased at my progress. Gale (the owner) is actually the one who found me the other marina so i could get that work done. she says we'll have to have a celebration once i get her sailing again. lol. really nice people.

i have made some final plans about the things i am modifying, mostly with the interior and planned coach roof but, i am also modifying the pulpit to allow me to route the lifelines in a more...reassuring way.

i have been staying on the boat a few nights a week. such a perfect way to greet the day, even if you do have to go to work that day. and the best sleep i have ever gotten. so, i have come to a decision.

i am going to do the live aboard thing. but, a live aboard that sails as often as possible. i have spent a lifetime trying to be free. motorcycles gave me a glimse of it as has sailing but, i think that this boat is going to be my path to being as free as any of us can ever get. i have decided to name her "liberation". i have begun arranging my personal affairs towards this end.

how are things on your end of the world?
08-12-2014 08:45 PM
christian.hess
Re: Heating Your Boat

captain hows your boat coming along?

hope all is well

christian
08-12-2014 07:21 AM
captain jack
Re: Heating Your Boat

the on board fireplace is nice. finding a place to put it in a 27' boat might prove a challenge. i wonder what their winters are like and if the oil lamp power is enough heat. having it inside the stove would be a benefit because it vents it and it provides a heat jacket to help radiate the heat.
08-12-2014 07:06 AM
captain jack
Re: Heating Your Boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by nwsaildude View Post
I don't live aboard and just use a small electric heater when required on my boat.

But I have some friends that do live aboard, and they have some sort of tent on their boats, one is a plain boom tent type type thing, the other is a series of hoops to hold a tarp on, he calls their boat a "Conestoga 35" since it looks like an old covered wagon.

The common thread with them is that the outside tarp / tent helps to keep things warmer down below. So at a minimum adding a cover of some sort would make your boat more comfortable and probably save some money in heating costs.
good thought. an air boundary between you and the outside air helps to keep things cooler, too. kind of like the loose clothing they show arabs wearing, on TV.

although, it would probably be a pain in the butt to take down every time you wanted to sail. of course, if you hae a winter like last winter and the bay is frozen over, you won't be going anywhere til the thaw, anyhow.
08-11-2014 11:00 PM
nwsaildude
Re: Heating Your Boat

I don't live aboard and just use a small electric heater when required on my boat.

But I have some friends that do live aboard, and they have some sort of tent on their boats, one is a plain boom tent type type thing, the other is a series of hoops to hold a tarp on, he calls their boat a "Conestoga 35" since it looks like an old covered wagon.

The common thread with them is that the outside tarp / tent helps to keep things warmer down below. So at a minimum adding a cover of some sort would make your boat more comfortable and probably save some money in heating costs.
08-11-2014 10:49 PM
Delezynski
Re: Heating Your Boat

Quick note........

On board fireplace - YouTube

Greg
08-11-2014 10:42 PM
captain jack
Re: Heating Your Boat

thank you sir!

i am familiar with the headache thing. i lived in a drafty uninsulated or heated building for a bit, once upon a time, and i bought a k1 heater to try to have some source of heat. it didn't help much, really. not even one degree temperature rise once you got two feet away from the heater. i had more than a few headaches during that period. then i passed out in my sleep, one night. i realized that the heater had been burning gradually dirtier over time. it was a bit of a wake up call.
08-11-2014 10:10 PM
MedSailor
Re: Heating Your Boat

Looks like the epic heater thread is no longer a sticky. Here it is for your reading pleasure:
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...ing-stove.html

MedSailor
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