During the summer months, you would not think too much about the necessity of hot water or heat. If a barge is to be habitable during the not too pleasant months of late Autumn/Fall through Winter those two ingredients could make for a warm and enjoyable stay on your barge.
Early on, we had decided to install heating and on-demand hot water to the Jan-Kees. It was not an inexpensive proposition; diesel boiler, water heater, radiators, installation plus the accoutrements. Work commenced in April of 2017 with the installation of the main components ( boiler, water tank/heater and radiators), hard connections and controls. On July 10, 2017, our heating contractor completed the installation. Pictures follow: