1323Hrs- More Of The same

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  1. Shane Miller says:

    I would say that insulation would be a great enhancement. As we will probably cruise Alaska with our TIKI 38, we will definitely be adding some foam insulation between the stringers. There has not yet been a firm decision on covering yet, though attaching foam-backed vinyl over the insulation and stringers seems to be the lightest, most pleasing, and cheapest solution we have thought of.

  2. Noble says:

    Wow that looks beautiful. Hope you are staying in good spirits.

  3. Adrian says:

    Neil. Whilst considering the insulation, many options including closed cell extruded foam, cork tiles etc. (Thin facing ply good idea. It will give an overall ‘clean’ look to the area.) Also consider heating and ventilation. If you use any heat source in the main cabin, then think about tubular ducts ( about 2 inch diameter) to get the warm air into other compartments. this will force the air in the compartment to go somewhere else, depending on how you have done the venting. Important thing is to keep the air moving, and not to let it condense. Also consider any lockers etc. Otherwise you will need to adopt some good and regular ‘house management’. This is an interesting one. Also remember that if you use diesel for heating, it is at the lower price ( see December PBO ( just come out).



  4. Thomas Nielsen says:

    My Westsail 28 was built for overwintering in Alaskan waters and Lise and I did spend a winter onboard with the deck covered in snow. Here’s how thw westsial was insullated. Two layers of cheap packing wrap (no bubble wrap but white foam sheets) and then finished with wood slats 1 1/2" wide bt 1/4" thick with small longitudinal gaps in between. Insulated but with a little circulation. We covered our cushions with pile fabric, the kind they make climbing clothing out of. It has anti-microbial properties so you don’t get mildew and its warm in the winter in cold and damp and draws away moisture (read sweat) when its hot so it’s always comfortable. If you have access to a sewing machine sew some insulated quilted pads with snaps that you can cover the inside of the living areas with. If you want a simple heating system consider kerosene lanterns in each area and of course a kerosene stove with one of those heat powered fans will keep it cosy. – sounds good, like you’re on your way to being a boatperson.

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