Bah, all you're friends had to do was knock on my Hull
and they would've had a warm (albeit cramped) place to stay. It sounds like you'll be perfectly alright with what you're looking to do. My little boat did fine with one 1500 watt heater, a little propane unit just like yours mounted next to the hatch
that I used for emergencies and to quickly warm the boat to extra toasty when I got home, and an electric blanket. The 1500watt heater was kept on low most of the winter except for the coldest days and then only when I was hanging out in the main cabin
, and with the bulk adapter hose run to the tanks
in the stern I went through about three and a half propane tanks
this winter, and that's after getting fed up on a few of the God awful coldest days and cranking everything up to 90 degrees in the boat just to spit in winters eye. No problems with condensation
on my boat yet (knock on teak).
Besides the heated blanket (which I really do recommend) how's your boat insulated? When I built mine up I covered the Hull
in 1" foam insulation
, glued in a foil radiant barrier over the insulation
and slatted cedar strips over everything. It isn't that expensive, was easy to do, and came out looking pretty good. I also got my hands on a few thick felt blankets I toss over the companionway hatch
during the nights as an extra layer of insulation and to cut down on drafts, you probably wouldn't have that problem as much if you're shrinkwrapping but I figured its worth mentioning.
Try to get you're hands on an ice eater off Craigslist if you can. They pop up a lot this time of year cheap
, I know captains cove knocks off 10$ per ft for the winter season if you have your own.
Haha, My girlfriend just complained she's too hot and turned the heater down more. You'll be fine :-)
You coming to Captains Cove or Constitution?
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