Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-10-2009, 07:01   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 66
Quick Update from Baltimore!

Week two was ICKY. Four days of cold nasty rain, without letup. We're not ready to pack it in yet. Heat pump works fine, and we fired up the forced air heater to test it. That seems to work really well.

We'll keep plugging along. At least it's drier now. All the info on the forum about ventilation to reduce moisture boils down to one thing - crack those hatches open, even when it's really cold outside!!
__________________

__________________
sparklegirl50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-10-2009, 07:55   #2
Registered User
 
speciald@ocens.'s Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: On the boat - Carib, Chesapeake
Boat: 58 Taswell AS
Posts: 1,139
Left my boat and came to Florida for a week to get out of the terrible weather. Ten days and we leave for the Caribbean.
__________________

__________________
speciald@ocens. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-10-2009, 08:19   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by speciald@ocens. View Post
Left my boat and came to Florida for a week to get out of the terrible weather. Ten days and we leave for the Caribbean.

Lucky you!! The closest I got to running away was on Saturday, when we went back to our house. We needed to pick up some stuff, so figured we'd get some laundry done, and do some shopping while we were there. Surprisingly enough, though, we couldn't wait to get back to the boat!

I envy you your Caribbean trip - have fun and stay safe.
__________________
sparklegirl50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2009, 09:34   #4
Registered User
 
YOGAO's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Augustine, FL - an unwilling C.L.O.D.
Boat: Maine Cat 41
Posts: 519
sparkle,

you might also try insulating the hatches. We were able to "seal" them with Glad "Press 'n' Seal" but that was before we had the full hatch screen/shades in place. A number of fellow liveaboards used the plastic stuff you can buy @ home depot for single pane windows. Some also added "stuff" in the air space to create a higher "R" value.

Fair Winds,
Mike
__________________
YOGAO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2009, 11:42   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 66
Thanks very much for the advice, Mike. I'll pass it on to Steve.

Toni
__________________
sparklegirl50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
baltimore

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good Morning from Baltimore! sparklegirl50 Meets & Greets 16 13-10-2009 13:34
Baltimore Invasion Update Chief Engineer Health, Safety & Related Gear 1 26-08-2008 20:43
New York to Baltimore swhynes Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 4 01-06-2006 08:59
Hi from Baltimore panchita Meets & Greets 9 11-05-2006 16:33
Ashore in Baltimore CaptainK Atlantic & the Caribbean 0 30-04-2006 08:57



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:25.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.