Cold and SNOW! Puget Sound!

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Cold and SNOW! Puget Sound!

Postby CaptainScott » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:44 pm

With all the cold and snow we have to watch our baby carefully!
We balance heating the boat with the very high costs of electricity.
Destiny stays in the water year round.

I believe we have finally found a reasonable method!
We have put two little round dehumidifiers aboard, one in each head with all the cabinets and doors open.
Two West Marine marine heaters, one in the galley and one in the main salon. Then we added a 1/2 height electric oil radiator heater!

The efficient oil radiator keeps the boat pretty reasonable about 45 degrees for a reasonable cost most of the time.
However below freezing temperatures and the oil heater does not quite do it. SO we have the other two heaters kick in about 40 degrees and the combination of all heaters does a very nice job!

Last weekend we went down to the boat to find her covered in snow! That is pretty rare around here!


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Re: Cold and SNOW! Puget Sound!

Postby pneuma » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:00 am

I've been keeping an electric forced air heater on a thermostat in the Chrysler 26. I only set it to 45deg but it does cost in electricity. The interior is dry and free of moisture or mold. I do remove all cushions, sails and lines and put them in the house for the winter. The boat is on a trailer next to the house.
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