To be honest, we aren’t exactly sure if he fell or jumped. Regardless, he went for a swim on Sunday, making a few laps around the boat before being wrangled into the dinghy.
The goal of my planning was entirely sustainable, off-grid living from May to November. All of our systems will run off of our 12-volt battery system, charged primarily by solar and additionally by wind generators.
This is supposed to be the time of year that we are sanding and painting, cleaning, rigging, and finishing up projects before the sailing season begins. Yet we’ve felt delayed, if not downright bummed out, when the majority of our available work days are fraught with cold, dark, damp or downright wet weather.
The white tipped waves rolling into the marina were 3-4 feet high. Before I knew it, I was knee-deep in the frigid ocean while securing the forward spring line to a new cleat.
On December 15, 2016, an arctic chill snapped us into winter mode with subzero temperatures and gale force winds. Wind chill values dipped to nearly -40 degrees Fahrenheit, freezing the surface of the bay around us in a matter of hours. Comfortably warm below, we settled in for a movie and listened to the wind’s harmonic resonance in the mast and rigging.
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The final post in a four-part series explaining how we stay warm while living on a sailboat through the long Maine winters. I have written extensively in the past about the selection, preparation, and installation of our Olympia OL-60 heating system, but today I am going to tell you how it performed during its first winter of use.
The third post in a four-part series explaining how we stay warm while living on a sailboat through the long Maine winters.
The second post in a four-part series explaining how we stay warm while living on a sailboat through the long Maine winters.