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Old 04-12-2005, 13:03   #1
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Exclamation It's ON Old Man !

Well, Old Man Winter has finally kicked in up here in the North East for '05/'06. I figured I'd post a couple photos from around the dock. The Little Cod woodstove keeps the cabin cozy and warm while that mess is going on outside.

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Old 04-12-2005, 13:53   #2
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NOT pretty pictures!!!!!!!

Will you, your boat, and your charter business be moving south for the winters when your boat is ready?
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Sean, BRRRRR!
Next week I may mention our discussion yesterday. Might give the snowed in crowd something to look forward to
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Yuse in shallow fresh water. We have a bit more snow and minus 10C. I tried my new Origo heater and Honda generator on Saturday.
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Old 04-12-2005, 17:40   #5
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Sean, YOU HAVE GOT TO BE NUT"S!!!!!
Look, the boat floats right??? Now float it to where the sun shines dude!
Think of me basking in 27C at the mo. Oh boy, is Summer going to be hot.
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Michael: WOW! -10C?? It's not even January. Do you have a well insulated hull at that temp? What did you do to prepare for the REAL winters where you are aside from getting a ton of BTUs? Anything special?
PS: I am in brackish - Long Island Sound water.

Kai Nui: You can fee free to mention our discussion at will. The series (in general) is great, and it would be interesting to share with others.

Lightfin: When we complete this winter's re-fit, the boat will be in the Keys/Miami/Bahamas area from about this time of year until April/May. Then, back up to the North East again for summer charters.

Wheels: Ha ha ha... 27C?? Beautiful! I visited AU once about this time of year, and what a nice change. NZ has got to be great this time of year. Hope to make it there sometime. It's legendary to us as a paradise of nature.

Surpisingly, it's a toasty 85-90 degrees F here in the cabin. This wood stove really puts out the heat. We sit around in t shirts and socks inside. Plenty warm. Just don't open the companionway!

Since I see so many pictures of the beautiful weather in the lower lattitudes, I thought it would be fun to post a few pictures of snow since winter is just starting up for us.
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Still a few of us out there that enjoy the wood fire and hot cider days. Look forward to the warm weather, but I sure enjoy the winter break. Different strokes I suppose. The only downside is limited sailing days.
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Temperature

To stop condensation I let lots of air through the boat, but that means it gets cool inside. Was right on freezing the other day. The water underneath helps keep it above the air temperature. To warm it up I close off the air leaks and fire up the heater. Warmed up to about 7C inside on Saturday after about an hour. If I was onboard a lot it would be warmer. I cover the boat with a canvas cover and leave a forward hatch open. My boat has a glass liner which helps a bit to keep it warm but none of the boats are really well insulated. Be they are not very big so can be warmed up fairly easily. If the surrounding water freezes I will remove the rudder. I am in sixteen feet of water and it may freeze later in the winter.
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Ya guys are nuts.

I know 'cause I have been there, done that, but finally saw the light and emigrated to where the sun shines.

After 20 plus years in Norway and Alaska, I ain't going back.
No way, nope, nada, nicht....

Thanks for posting those pictures, it just feel so much better here in Florida now.
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Norway and Alsaka. The two places I want to see. I think I can put up with the cold for those. But then I think, it is partly the cold that also make these places what they are as well.
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Yeah but ya can always go to them places in the summer.
Then migrate South in the winter.

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Old 05-12-2005, 18:27   #12
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Alaska is one of the most incredible places I have ever visited. And it shall remain as such. I do not mind the cold, and hate living in a place with no seasons, but Moderation in all things. Visited, -36 degrees f, and visited +125 deg f. I am happy with +20f to +90f. and expect the leaves to turn, the snow to fall, and the bikinis to flourish. Anything else is just a place to visit.
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this will make you move south sooner

here's some photos from thanksgiving. Not the tropical but nice just the same. Catalina Island from San Diego t-day 2005


All of the photos loading sideways will make you mad though.

Happy Holidays
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Great pics Wind Thief. Yea, you guys are a bit warmer down there, especially in the summer, but I stand by my statement that I prefer seasons. Although, I wil admit I have had some great Christmas day sails. Very enjoyable to take a few friends out, drop the hook, and have Christmas dinner, with drinks on deck.
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Hey Wind Thief!

Great photos. I love southern California. I was born in California. And I miss it very much. I hope to be out there later this month. And hang out with some of my old friends. Including one from this forum.

I like your sailboat too! Do you still owe money on her. Or, are you still paying payments? But, it's a nice sailboat.
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