Winter is here to stay

On January 10, 2011 In Boat Add comments

1 thing that is a bit of a bummer and bonus about living in Toronto and global warming is that winter doesn’t really start until mid January now. This sucks because frankly I like snow. Snow makes things nice and white (Toronto looks clean while its snowing for instance!), it also has a sound dampening effect on the city itself so you can really just enjoy the snow by yourself despite all the people in the city. Basically the more winter is like Charlie Browns Christmas the better. The part that sucks mind you is that you need it to be cold to have snow… which wouldn’t be a big issue if we still weren’t trying to iron out heating on the boat at the moment but at current we do have to abandon ship once in a while because it’ll get too cold. I hope by this week to get most of the radiators attached. This weekend will be the big push for completing the heating system, but FRIDAY I’m taking off because I’m off to the Toronto Boat Show. I hope to score some deals or at least find out what sort of gear I can get and is available this year to make life more comfortable on the ship.

Although I’m making the boat sound slightly uncomfortable it really is my favourite place in Toronto. The neighbors are quiet, the view is dynamite, and the commute is awesome (10 minute walk). Plus every time I work on it there’s a noticeable difference on the interior. Before the weekend I put down some more plywood flooring to get ready for the radiator up in the pilot house and earlier in the week I installed the radiator in the bathroom. So we’re making good progress. Just need to invent the 48hr day I think. :P

Here’s a few choice pictures of Pathfinder during the snow storm we had just last week. 6 inches is quite a lot for Toronto really lately especially within like 10hrs or so (basically this all fell overnight).

3 Responses to “Winter is here to stay”

  1. Kristin Says:

    Nice pictures. Very Charlies Brown. Hope you guys managed to stay warm the last few days, I recommend tea and a hot water bottle, it’s actually surprising how hot that thing will stay. Get some interior shots up here! I haven’t been down in a while and I hear there’s a lot of progress.

  2. Kristin Says:

    You may want to fix the clock on here…otherwise I really slept in. I seem to be time travelling five hours into the future to send you this.

  3. Josh Says:

    Thanks for finding the time issue there. I’ve updated the clock. Why the world doesn’t just use GMT at adjust their wake up and sleep times accordingly is beyond me.

    I’d do some interior shots if the interior wasn’t full of tools and stuff in the way. :P Once the Webasto is hooked up and running I’ll get around to doing that though. :)

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