Our smaller oil filled radiators can't hurt you when you touch them, even at the highest settings. But the big hot heaters we keep in the main salon (once the "central heat" reverse cycle is turned off for the season which happens when the sea water it sucks in to run drops to 45F degrees) can leave a nasty burn mark with even a slight touch (don't ask how I know this).
So we did for the first time what intrepid liveaboards of the great white north do every season (like our pals Tig & Serena) - we wrapped the boat in plastic. Being 44 feet long and 24 feet wide we didn't want to do the whole boat. But we figured if we shrink wrapped the salon and the cockpit that would make a big dent in our warm and dry factor for the winter.
And boy were we right! Not only is it down right tropical in our cockpit during the day, we don't even have the heat on at all in the boat (of course it's not THAT cold outside yet... but so far so good.)
Dean's Yacht Services was well worth it at a mere fraction of the cost of the enclosure.
Mr. Dean himself came to get the job done, which was quite a site to see. They loosely canopy the thick plastic around the boat and then use heat guns to shrink it on nice and tight.
It will be weird to experience our first good rain or snow storm with the bubble. We're so used to being really in it. I am sure there will be a little storm party in the bubble when the time comes. And when the time comes in spring we will pop this bubble, tear off the plastic wrap, and welcome our outdoor life once again.