Saturday, December 7, 2013
Dickinson meets her match
A while ago we figured out how to keep the main cabin under 80f while the Dickinson stove was on - let it get into the 30's outside. Well, this morning I will say the Oh So Nice Dickinson has met her match. This morning it is 20f outside (that is -7c for the rest of the world), and the wind is blowing a sustained 20kt. (I think the wind has as much or more effect as the actual temperature)
With the stove in Pedal to the Metal mode - turned Full Up, and the Dampener set, Max Mode for the stove - the main cabin could only make it to 60f this morning. Will tell you, quite a few of the folks up and down the dock would be very happy to see 60f, but for us: We just poured a couple cups of instant coffee (Awk, HAVE to get to the store and purchase some more real coffee beans today) using already steaming water from the tea-pot on top of the stove, and then turned on the Hurricane. In about 15-20 mins will be right up where we like it. And when the sun come up, all will be fine...
Side note: Just checked: Right now in Alaska: Friday Harbor is 7 degrees colder than Fairbanks Alaska (Fairbanks is at 27f), and 15 degrees colder than Sitka (they are at 35f). Hum. Maybe we should be spending winter up there!