Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > REGIONAL BOATING & FISHING GROUPS > West Coast
Reload this Page >

Winterizing Cabin 37' SportFisher in Seattle

Notices

Winterizing Cabin 37' SportFisher in Seattle

Old 11-16-2020, 01:45 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Winterizing Cabin 37' SportFisher in Seattle

Hey Guys,

I've got a 37' foot diesel sport fisher kept in brackish water in Seattle (may have a few days below freezing for prolonged periods over the winter) and I'm looking to keep the cabin from developing mold over the winter. The boat is in a boathouse with shorepower (due to some projects going on at the marina this may be out from time to time this winter). Since we already have had our first freeze I've added RV/Marine Freshwater antifreeze to the freshwater system.

My real questions is on how to approach running heat and/or dehumidifiers in the cabin. Here is what I'm considering doing. Let me know what you guys think.

- Delonghi Oil Filled Radiator in the forward cabin/v birth. (diesel boat)
- Davis air dryers in the engine room that is inside of the cabin with the hatch open.
- Dehumidifier? With our without one of the heaters above?

Obviously my main concern is fire danger from running heaters.

Thanks!
Old 11-20-2020, 02:48 PM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,363
Received 421 Likes on 252 Posts
Default

I wish I could help. the only suggestion I can make is, ask your dock neighbors or the marina staff.
Old 11-26-2020, 01:42 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Bellevue/Gig Harbor
Posts: 344
Likes: 0
Received 43 Likes on 26 Posts
Default

I stored the same size boat at Elliot bay for 10 years. The shore power there is pretty good but can go out occasionally. In real cold water I turned on diesel block heaters.
Always left a marine boat heater on freeze protection in the cabin that I purchased at Fisheries. It has a cut off if it turns over (it never has). I never have put refrigerant in water lines.
If the power went out for many days in sub freezing conditions I would turn on diesel furnace. Rare for us to have all of those things happen at once. Usually if wind causes power outages the temps are not sub freezing.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.