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How cold is it, Johnny?

Postby K Dowling » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:11 pm

Temps have been running in the low 30's at night. The electric blanket is keeping us warm. Penny Lane salon is in the low 40's when we get up. I run the Webasto and three box heaters, turning them off one by one as the temps rise.

The cold is partly due to beautifully clear sunny skies over the marina. The coots are in town for a few weeks before heading further south.

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Postby Boyd Godfrey » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:58 pm

Kevin, we're off to spend Christmas and new year's in Spain. 15 degrees today, or 59 degrees for you mericans'.
Bundle up... Feliz Navidad and Prospero Ano Nuevo!
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Postby K Dowling » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:49 am

An update.

This has turned out to be the nicest winter in my memory in the San Francisco Bay Area. We may pay for this later if there's not enough water in the snow pack for summer, heck, there's no snow pack at all!

In the meantime, the bay has been full of boats, including Penny Lane, on the week ends. (It's always two words on the Brit period dramas.) I was out in shirtsleeves last Saturday on the covered bridge.

Nights are routinely in the 30's with the occasional freeze. We have three box heaters and the faithful Webasto to to keep us warm.

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Postby Tom Overs » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:33 pm

K Dowling wrote: (It's always two words on the Brit period dramas.)


Weekend
Weekends
Week end
Week-ends

Hmmmm ! I'm not educated enough to say .....lets just keep to Aluminium and Tyres :)

Keep warm it's freezing here today.

Tom
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winter insulation

Postby T_BOAT » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:16 pm

On board old wood Chris Craft. The owner has taken bubble wrap and in installed between window glass and blinds. The dead air provides a certain amount of dead air insulation but also allows sunlite in for solar heat and light. He then closes blinds at night. Claims his heating electric bill has gone down. All makes sense at a low price to purchase.
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Postby K Dowling » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:35 am

Thanks, T-boat. For the first two winters we would just close the curtains on cold days. This made a huge difference. Anything that traps a liitle air near those big windows.

This year, we said to heck with it and just enjoyed the view. This may have doubled our heating cost - to $50/month. But living on a boat can be really annoying and it is penny wise and pound foolish to pass up the biggest benefit of our beautiful location for a few dollars.

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