Originally Posted by fish53
I have a mooring
in a harbor that for the most part doesn't freeze (skim ice once and awhile overnight but goes with the tide). And I used to run my shrimp dragger out of there winters so I'm used to the skiff issues. I was mostly wondering what you did for heat. Diesel
, solid fuel
, or other, and what experiences you may have had, and opinions which worked best for them.
not sure what harbor you're in but we had a ton of ice here in portland
last winter, fortunately I wasn't living aboard
last winter. the winter I lived aboard my pearson 30
i was at a dock
so I had shore power
, I had a large electric oil
filled fin heater with a thermostat which kept the boat at a fairly steady 60ish, I had another smaller space heater which I would use from time to time when it was really cold. I'll be honest, a 30ft boat was awfully small to live on through the maine winter but I managed alright. the marina had laundry
and hot showers which was nice.