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post #43 of Old 01-31-2014
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Re: Extreme Cold

I will have the fear of coming home and wallas heater being belly up for some time.
i had the same fear years ago when i bought my first toyotomi oilmiser heater for my mobile home.
if i get 3 to 5 years of trouble free work of out it, i will be happy.

i spent many nights looking for what everyone had to say about these diesel heaters,
and talking to a few on the docks and at the chandler
i ruled out the espar pretty fast...
most people liked there webasto and there wallas...
wallas installed easy... drilling then giant holes 80mm for the air hoses was the worst part.

cooking... i go electric, hot plate . crockpot toaster oven...
when i'm out in the real world i have the handy coleman double burner stove...
and the ever reliable BBQ grill.

Got wood ? I have been thinking about wood, not really as a primary heating but as a back up. the problem is storage.. wood is big on a small boat.
I do find charcoal briquettes really nice. they put out about 500 btu each and come in good smelling flavors lol... if you have some crappy smelling wood. say from loading pallets, toss in a few hickory or mesquite bricks. your neighbors will think you are eating steak tonight and not ramen noodles.

I am pretty new to living aboard, 2 years so far. but i am loving every minute of it. 25 degrees this morning with a light dusting of snow.
Remote start... i must get remote start for the car. lol...
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