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Cold Weather Live-aboard Advice Sought

 
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bcj3984



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:18 am    Post subject: Cold Weather Live-aboard Advice Sought Reply with quote

Wife, myself and 13 y.o. son are interested in a short-term[9 mos.] live-aboard in Rochester, NY.

Several questions.

If we purchase a woodie, are there any issues associated with bubbling that differ from treatment of a glass boat?

There will be at least one person aboard 16-18 hrs/day. What is a managable heat source?

Does anyone have guidance/resources on cold weather liveaboards?

Thank you in advance.

Bryan

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Vance Nelson
Superior Dreams
Houghton, Michigan
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put a Webasto DBW 2010 on my 32 with 2 zones and like it real well.

Not cheap and it takes about 100+ hours to install with "think" time

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wentwilly
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: winter living Reply with quote

Hello- how thick and how hard does the ice get there? We have a Toyo 30 stove in our saloon- a 60 quart dehumidifyerer in the engine comartment- but last winter we only had three weeks of hard thick ice-global warming, you know- Willy
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bcj3984



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:09 pm    Post subject: Ice Reply with quote

The boat would be slipped at on the Genesee River. Consistent 5kts current. Maybe a but a surface ice around the edges but the water flows North into Ontario at such a clip that ice doesn't form.

bcj
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qman15
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Spring Lake, MI
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:33 am    Post subject: humidity and condensation problems Reply with quote

Be aware that enclosed spaces in the winter can tend to sweat and can form condensation on your outside surfaces. If I were to winter on the boat I'd want to make sure that I kept track of huimidity levels and probably used a dehumidifier as needed to prevent mold problems from developing. With a woody, this might want some watching.

I know from an RV manual I had, they cautioned about entended winter usage. I also had a tight house near Lake Superior many years ago which developed condensation in the attic space due to lack of ventilation and had a related mold problem.

good luck

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