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Tim R.
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Re: Canadian sailing + heating ?

We have been lvining aboard in Portland. Maine 3 winters now. I installed a hydronic diesel fired heater. It is completely 12v so we can use it at anchor without running the generator. It also has the advantage of on-demand hot domestic water and engine pre-heat. The heater itself is located in an aft lazerette and the exhaust goes out the transom. See my projects link below for more info.

It has kept us warm with the outside temp being below zero. Warmer than in our 200 year old cape.

Last weekend we were out and it dipped into the low 40s at night. We were sitting around in shorts and T-shirts.

BTW, it was not cheap in spite of being self installed.

Tim R.
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