Hello everyone !
As the name implies, I am in the process of going thru a boating change, both in type and location.
We have owned and lived aboard our Dutch built CORTEN steel motorsailor StarGazer for 17 years, sailing mostly in the Philippines .
Now despite pandemic delays, we are exploring a move back to my home waters of British Columbia and a change to trawler design.
Somewhat tempted to bring StarGazer to PNW, if I could only figure out how to improve on hull, deck and cabin insulation without tearing apart her interior??
Presently has 2” Fiberglass insulation behind accommodation above the waterline, but no idea how effective that would be for BC winters? What would you consider a minimum for steel?
Already got the installation design and quotes to put in a Chinook ITR heating system if I made that decision, but the condensation issue concerns me.
So am here to learn about Trawlers, living year round in the PNW and how best to prepare my Filipino partner for boating life on the west coast.
Nick and Zaida