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the dip into the 20's this morning.
Maybe it was a bit overkill, but I also put a small 130 watt radiant heater in the unheated locker on the bridge deck where my water tanks and related plumbing are located. I also ran the engines for a bit to help add a bit of heat to the engine room (where some additional plumbing is located). I figure a little extra precaution is better than climbing into the recesses of the boat to replace plastic fittings that could break if they froze. Not sure I want to see this month's electric bill though.
This puts a hold on some of my boat fixing projects as well. Neither fiberglass nor sealants like to cure in temperatures this cold (and I can't blame them). Continuing the work waxing the boat is definitely not in the cards for today. And in the case of the salon window re-bed, I don't think I really want a big hole in the side of the boat when it is this cold.
So, while I wait for better weather, guess I'll write a blog post, clean up the boat since stuff is scattered everywhere from the projects I have been working on, do a little more project related research, some reading, and some cooking. Making a big pot of chili sounds good on a cold day and the cooking will add heat to the boat...a a nice bonus.
Now, where'd I put that fireplace....