Weather Bombs And Marina Living

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  1. Gail says:

    Just to be clear Neil could put the fan heater on too. I am also sat in 3 layers, hat, scarf and fingerless gloves despite the fan heater.

  2. Ed Thomas says:

    It’s been snowing here since sometime last night, looks like maybe 10cm and -5C. I’m going to put on 3 more layers (for 6: undies, long johns, jeans & shirt, down vest, leather duster, w/liner) and go for a ride in the snow … on a 60cc 2 wheeler. Cold is a state of mind, and snow is just fluffy water. 🙂

  3. philp ritson says:

    Neil

    Soon various caravan onwers and narrow boaters will be upgrading in readyness for the summer. Surely you can pick up some sort of vented woodburning stove on the cheap.

  4. Michael Stephani says:

    I will buy your book! You are actually a really good writer passing not only information but emotions and passion. Your blog gave me a lot and I wish that you can continue your journey as long as possible so that I can at least dream from getting away from my desk.

  5. Philip Ritson says:

    To carry on the theme:

    A couple of Pipsqueaks at http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/wood-burning-heater.

    There’s one listed at 125 quid if you’re prepared to pick it up in Derbyshire.

    They’ve been used successfully on boats often and will add a nice drying heat to your boat. Scrounge the fuel from the ground at your local wood and you’ll run it for free.

  6. jon sutton says:

    Problem with wood or charcoal heaters is that both hulls need some heat. Probably better to spend the brass ( I know…. what brass?) on leccy for cheap fanny heaters.

    Neil, do I remember a post in which you spoke about painting the decks white to reflect the sunlight??

    Sorry mate, can’t resist twisting the knife :-))

  7. Philip Ritson says:

    We’re all trying to keep you warm Neil.

    The problem with leccy fanny heaters is they don’t remove moisture from the boat, and do nothing to eliminate the condensation problems that turn the boat into a mould trap.

  8. Philip Ritson says:

    Oh by the way, the lowest December temperature ever recorded in Jamestown (St Helena) is 16C/61F.

    It’s also in the middle of al that calm in the South Atlantic

    Don’t do another winter in Britain Neil!

  9. jon sutton says:

    “The problem with leccy fanny heaters is they don’t remove moisture from the boat, and do nothing to eliminate the condensation problems that turn the boat into a mould trap.”

    Certainly true without some ventilation……………… but solid fuel burners also demand ventilation

  10. Ken says:

    Well Neil,
    You have passed the shortest day and can look forward to the longest one, where will you be then?
    I have read your blog with interest and you have faced up to the challenges that have come your way. Have a Merry Xmas and happy (and adventurous) new year.
    Ken

  11. NeilH says:

    Thanks Ken, yep we’re on the way back to Summer now! Happy New Year to you.

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