Monday, November 22, 2004

Winter warmth

A number of people ask “Isn’t it cold inside?” We now have a fire which burns diesel. The majority of boaters burn coal or wood. Our fire uses 0.2 litres an hour and keeps the inside at about 20 degrees centigrade even when it is below 10 outside. The fire also heats 3 radiators which helps spread the warmth to the other end of the boat. Our previous boat was insulated with polystyrene and the fire managed to keep the inside about 10 above the outside temperature. This boat has foam insulation which is much better.

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