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    Sometimes Live Aboard Life is not so easy.

    Sometimes Liveaboard Live is not so easy. Today is one of those days.

    I am in Seward Alaska chuckling at my misfortune.

    I returned to the boat last night after having a great Thanksgiving with my son and his family.
    It is 13F outside, and the wind is blowing with 40 mph gusts.

    That cold wind sucks all the heat out of my uninsulated boat. I have all three furnaces going, as well as the generator and the built in electric heaters in the Master and the Salon. With all these going I can keep the inside temps in the mid to high 60's. Without the electric the boat would be in the high 40's to low 50's right now.

    If I wern't already traveling in December I would be on Alaska Airlines site looking for a cheap ticket to someplace warm. Actually I might just do that anyway, we'll see how my morning goes.

    I'm not complaining mind you, just pointing out that Liveaboard life is not all sunshine and sand between your toes.

    At least not this winter. Next winter is another story. Next winter I will either be on the Baja or will have died trying.

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
    www.transferswitch4less.com

    Whats the weather like on our boat
    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


    Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

    #2
    Kevin, it’s time to skedaddle buddy! Look at this and know it only gets better the further south you go!
    https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...5#.YaJoBy076hA
    Jim Gandee
    1989 3888
    Hino 175's
    Fire Escape
    [email protected]
    Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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      #3
      Originally posted by Jim_Gandee View Post
      Kevin, it’s time to skedaddle buddy! Look at this and know it only gets better the further south you go!
      https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...5#.YaJoBy076hA
      You are so right Jim!

      I am just waiting for spring at this point. My boat is operationally ready. The only thing I need to do at this point is literally fill up the fuel.
      There are always things I want to do/add, but no things that I need to do.

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
      www.transferswitch4less.com

      Whats the weather like on our boat
      https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


      Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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        #4
        I don’t think I want sand between my toes inside the boat……kinda hard on the carpet.
        P/C Pete
        Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
        1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
        Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
        MMSI 367770440

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          #5
          Hi Kevin

          I wonder have you ever considered insulating your boat to some extent? This winter I plan to remove the salon settee and cut access hatches for the engine room. I was debating possibly doing some expanding foam spray insulation at least in the cavity behind the settee on the starboard side and aft areas. Also might possibly look at other areas later on (behind the wall panels going up to the pilothouse, possibly under the pilothouse console...?

          Any thoughts...?

          Leo
          M/Y Nitecap 1996 4788 Twin Cummins 315's
          12.5 KW Westerbeke Genny, Lewmar 185TT Bowthruster
          Leo & Joan Quigley
          Conception Bay South
          Newfoundland
          Canada

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            #6
            Dearest Kev, from the bottom of my heart. Wahhhhhhhh!!!!
            Tally and Vicki
            "Wickus" Meridian 341
            MMSI 338014939

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              #7
              Originally posted by talman View Post
              Dearest Kev, from the bottom of my heart. Wahhhhhhhh!!!!

              KEVIN SANDERS
              4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
              www.transferswitch4less.com

              Whats the weather like on our boat
              https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


              Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                #8
                Originally posted by Quig View Post
                Hi Kevin

                I wonder have you ever considered insulating your boat to some extent? This winter I plan to remove the salon settee and cut access hatches for the engine room. I was debating possibly doing some expanding foam spray insulation at least in the cavity behind the settee on the starboard side and aft areas. Also might possibly look at other areas later on (behind the wall panels going up to the pilothouse, possibly under the pilothouse console...?

                Any thoughts...?

                Leo
                I think the windows loose a ton of heat. I have thought of putting snap on covers on the ones facing the prevailing north wind but this is my last winter dealing with this so it's a non starter any more.

                In general in a climate that is not below freezing much of the time I think the boat does fine. It's just difficult to size a furnace system that is not too large at 50 and still keeps you warm at 10

                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                www.transferswitch4less.com

                Whats the weather like on our boat
                https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                  #9
                  and then the weather changes and it's nice on the dock again.

                  today it's above freezing for the first day in a couple weeks. Still not California weather, but by comparison, not so bad.

                  KEVIN SANDERS
                  4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                  www.transferswitch4less.com

                  Whats the weather like on our boat
                  https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                  Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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