Originally Posted by a64pilot
Heater on a boat
is an oxymoron to me, my idea is if it starts to get cold, move. I equate cold to pain, and I have an allergy to pain
My wife is 11 years younger than me and my boat
is 36 old, that means that I will retire a lot sooner than my wife and when I retire my boat is going to be very old. This will be my retirement
, playing on the boat waiting till the wife retires.. Her job and her family
keep her here in Holland
and our boat is not meant to go to sea,,, So,, moving in the winter is not really an option, we hunker down and still spend weekends on the boat until it only gets to 5 degs during the day, the heater
keeps us warm but going outside to shower
becomes rather a painful affair. So we strip the boat out, make her ready for winter and walk away for 5 mths every year, let the ice build up around the hull
and dont go back on board until the ice has melted, then we recomission her for another 7mths of weekends and usually 2 x 2wks holidays before the next winter comes.
After a life at sea floating around, moving from place to place getting jobs along the way, going sth for summer, nth for winter, east for the reef and west to go home, I am happy to stay in one place and use the heater
when needed. I used to fly planes or gliders on the weekends, now in winter on the weekends we travel the countryside in the car going to marina's and checking out places to visit next year, Holland
is huge at 4.5kn so we wont run out of any new places to visit just yet.