We live Fulltime in Victoria BC, Canada
on a Lagoon
42. Oct 31 will be 1 year.
There are 2 of us and a dog on board. No canvass around the cockpit
last winter ( installed this summer ). We Installed a Hurricane heater
( 5 zones ), which also heats our hot water and engines.
Zone 1, Aft cockpit - 2 fans and 4 vents
Zone 2, Owners Hull
- 2 fans and 4 vents, 1 Dehumid
Zone 3, Salon
- 1 fan and 3 vents, 1 Dehumid
Zone 4, Port forward cabin
and companion way - 1 fan and 3 vents, 1 Dehumid
Zone 5, Port Aft cabin - 1 fan and 2 vents
At the marina all 3 Dehumids run 24/7 and capture approx 1.5 qts each/week. Our hulls are inspected every month ( bone dry ) except I've seen 1/2" of water twice in the keels. ( When we cook or make coffee/boil water we will turn 1 or 2 of the salon fans on and or crack or open the salon door all the way.
Last winter we had a freak cold snap for 10 days which also left us with 2ft of snow. Dock
water was shut off so we filled our water tanks
( never froze ). We were toasty warm the entire time, no problem for our heater other than burning some extra fuel
We sail all winter, so we installed solar
, hoping we can last up to 4 days without going to a marina instead of every 2nd day.
Is there a perfect boat
for the PNW
to live aboard
during the winter ( I don't know ). Ours has been fantastic and no issues with being cold or moisture.
We both highly recommend it and would purchase
another L42 again.
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