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03-12-2009 08:40 PM
zaliasvejas 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.
01-31-2009 01:45 AM
labatt 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!!
01-30-2009 10:25 PM
boatpoker Would you like some cheese with that whine. We had four days in a row last week at -28C
01-30-2009 10:15 PM
kjango 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 .
01-24-2009 08:47 AM
Danny33 When it gets 15 below zero or so ...The cabin temp stays around forty or so !
just layer on the clothes ....and stay away from cotton ,,its just fine !
01-24-2009 04:35 AM
deryk
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Originally Posted by tager View Post
I just made a great discovery about fueling these lanterns:

KEROSENE FUEL PRIMER

I know it is an off-label use of the product, but kerosene smells!
heh Im here in New Jersey, and wasnt able to come up with the money for a proper heat source and will not pay the high costs for an electric heater. My last boat was a 27 Watkins, and I had a Dickinson NewPort propaine unit..and I was always cold, it just didnt put out enough heat for me. So this year on my Morgan 34 Im useing a 10kw kerosene heater and just leave 1 to 3 portholes open, a carbon monoxide sensor for safety, and a fan on my floor blowing upward to help circulate the heat. Yeah I agree there is a smell, but Ive been averging $15-20 dolars in kero a week and my last electric bill from 11/15 to 01/02 was $51 dollars and I am really warm aboard this year. I wish it was vented, but with the recession they are cutting back at my office so we learn to make do.
01-17-2009 09:45 AM
eryka
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Eryka,
I'm still showing 42deg water temps just across Back Creek from you. When water temps drop to 38deg i'll shut the reverse pump off rather than make ice cubes. So far it is working very well but i wouldn't want to depend on it alone when outside temps drop below 32deg.
Given the falling temps tonight, it looks like i'll be turning the reverse pump off before bed time.
We are also having voltage problems with shore power. Dropping below 100V/AC at times. My reverse pump shuts off when that happens, but two of my neighbors have blow several elec/oil heaters in the last week.
Are you seeing voltage drops on you side? This may be an eastport thing.
Cy, they're in the process of rebuilding our dock, so we're not in our regular slip. The temporary slip we're in is in a quiet backwater (read, "iced-over"). Haven't noticed any electricity problems here, but we did at the old dock. So rather than an Eastport "thing" could it be dock-specific? The other thing we've noticed since we moved is that our sacrificial zincs are lasting a lot longer ... our old dock was electrically hot!

We pay a flat rate for power, so that may temper our decision, but we'd still rather put wear-and-tear on cheap electric heaters than on our reverse-cycle, which we shut off in November. They can't keep up with the recent cold snap though, we've been running the Webasto 24/7.
01-17-2009 01:44 AM
gypsywomen Our reverse heater was so far keeping up here in VA, but today has started to lose ground. Cant get the temp above 65 so we will be adding the electric heater also tonight. I give it up to all you liveaboards in the north.
01-15-2009 09:44 PM
ardoin Eryka,
I'm still showing 42deg water temps just across Back Creek from you. When water temps drop to 38deg i'll shut the reverse pump off rather than make ice cubes. So far it is working very well but i wouldn't want to depend on it alone when outside temps drop below 32deg.
Given the falling temps tonight, it looks like i'll be turning the reverse pump off before bed time.
We are also having voltage problems with shore power. Dropping below 100V/AC at times. My reverse pump shuts off when that happens, but two of my neighbors have blow several elec/oil heaters in the last week.
Are you seeing voltage drops on you side? This may be an eastport thing.
01-15-2009 05:49 PM
DBboat I use a combination of heaters. I have an oil filled electric that I keep on very low throughout the day. After work I turn it up as well as a little ceramic heater (instant heat). The best thing is the electric mattress warmer to take the edge off the cold bed. I'm hanging in there but still looking forward to summer.

I think the best way to keep warm would be a correction in latitude but I'm not quite there yet!
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