Originally Posted by witchcraft
Ok I live aboard in Kingston Ontario
. The ice in the harbour is not crushing anyones boat
not even those without bubblers ( more properly called agitators). We provide our own agitators not the marina. Most of us run electric
heaters although not all, we have a deisel for back up, and our oven
does a good job too if need be. In the eight years we have been doing this ( not all of it in Kingston) we have never suffered a power outage. We build a little *house* over the cockpit
, add extra insulation
to the appropriate places apply heat and there we are. Frankly I lived a few year in an old farmhouse which was far colder.
It was -28C recently, my biggest complaint was having to go out to work
. I would rather have stayed in, that would not have different in a house. One needs to arrange the slip well in advance as space is often limited here...there is a surprising number of marinas
with winter live aboards in Ontario
check us out. you could always pm if you wanted a visit.
Hi Witchcraft, I'm a 23 yearround liveaboard
and looking for the option in Kingston / Gananoque with a possible move there. Can you please email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
? I'm looking to relocate my senior Mom and my work
somewhere where she and I can be in the same town so I can take care of her as she further ages (she's 86 now) and I can stay on my sailboat solo still for winters. Thanks!