24 March 2018 | Pickering, Ontario, Canada
After putting Issuma ashore in Newfoundland in September, I flew to Toronto and bought a Grampian 26, fibreglass sloop, which I've been living aboard for the winter.
As 26 foot sailboats go, this is a big one, with 6' headroom, so comfortable enough to live aboard in. I insulated it with closed cell foam and extruded polystyrene.
Of course, the real reason to live aboard a boat is to go sailing more often :). The ice during the winter does get annoying, as this boat doesn't have a strong, steel hull that I'd feel comfortable breaking much ice with.
So, when the ice was thin enough to chop a path out of the marina, we were able to go sailing, which was great.