Since we bought the boat, I have had plans to install a heater in it, and have also had a brand new heater lying around since 2006. But at last, in the winter of 2016-2017, I pulled myself together and installed it. It is made with two vents in the wheelhouse, 1 in the cabin and 1 in the aft cabin, all of which can be controlled individually. The heater uses the engine coolant, and I have also fitted an extra circulation pump so that we can utilize the heat of the engine even if it is not running. It has been a great success, we have used it a lot in the cold summer of 2017.
There has been a lot of varnish damage over the last few years, but now the varnish simply isn't good anymore. The wood has become very light and it is impossible to repair the varnish without dark spots, In addition, there are cracks in the varnish. There is only one thing to do; all the varnish must come off, so the boat will stay on shore in 2018.