I’m sitting here in our 30′ TT basking in the glory of safe, silent 76F while frost is predicted outside,  and thinking about the past.

The past being my 31′ boat, solid FG hull and plywood-cored deck without a hint of insulation;  at one time I had an electric heater, a kerosene heater and the kerosone stove with a flowerpot on top all going at the same time, complete with dirty socks stuffed up one ventilator and dirty underwear stuffed up the other ventilator. And I was still cold.

But us Florida boys can learn from experience. I’ve applied Reflectix bubblewrap on the outside and on the inside and around the bottom. Insulation R Us.  And I have about 40 more feet to put somewhere.

But these Tennessee city-slickers confound me. They don’t do anything at all to insulate or block the wind and they all say “you’ll freeze to death!”

You’d think they’d know better, being natives and all, but I can only conclude they must be city-slickers not knowing anything about keeping warm.

This Florida cracker’s gonna be as snug as a bug in a rug.

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