Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's a Polar Vortex!!!

Based on the forecast we broke down and rigged the bubbler on the 2nd.  By the 3rd we had temps below 20F and winds just under 30kts and got enough snow to go sledding!
By the 6th the next round of crazy wind hit, with temps still below 20F and the boat "dipping to port" due to the constant push of the wind.
And the next morning the bubbler was churning hard!  6F!

Suffice to say we endured a few chilly days here in Maryland.  We "survived" with a combo of an electric heater and our diesel hydronic heat (each had its "moments," but overall kept us toasty) and good cooking!  The bubbler did a great job keeping the area around the boat ice-free, too.  And for those that are curious...we pretty much always wear life jackets on the dock during the winter since the water is so cold, but it's especially important when there is ice on the docks.

This weekend?  60F!