IIRC, there's a live aboard's group in Toronto, as well as a few other frosty cities in Canada
. And from the little I've heard, it sounds like they fully enjoy Winter's aboard.
But I'd also imagine that it takes a certain kind of folk to enjoy such. Much as those who choose to live N. of the Artic Circle, or in places where it gets stupid hot as well.
Also, there are a few tips on www.BethandEvans.com
's site, regarding how to heat a boat, as well as living aboard
in cold climes.
As to those who take this topic lightly, or haven't thought through/lived though the reality of spending extended periods in temps well below zero (Farenheit). I wasn't joking about the not waking up part, if you screw up heat wise. That, & at a certain temp, your crap literally is frozen before it hits the bowl, ditto when you pee.
And all that's needed for a head
, or anywhere else on the boat, to get that cold, is; poor insulation
, & or air circulation in a space. As without those, spots only a few feet away from a heat source can be 50 degrees or more cooler than others.
Ever try cooking
when your olive oil
is a thick gelatenous sludge at best? And yeah, you Really need the extra fats in your diet when living in colder temps like that.
Or, how about Diesel
, & Kerosene which gets to about the same consistency if it's allowed to get a bit chilly. It makes heating
"interesting", as your day tank, next to the stove, only lasts for so long.
Read a little on Shackleton. It's an eye opener.
Like how many pounds of ice each custom, multi-layer, reindeer/caribou skin sleeping bag gained in a short period... simply from the moisture which one's body puts out. - I want to say 15-20kg+, if memory serves.
PS: The author Dan Spur, I believe, lived aboard for at least one Winter, in a New England
city. So it'd likely be worth tracking down some of his wisdom... in book format, & directly, if you can manage it. And his last name may have two r's, BTW.