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post #28 of Old 09-25-2008
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Not to be a killjoy, but I think you maybe ought to think about whether you even want a heater.

I have a bulkhead mounted diesel heater on my C30, and I've used it exactly twice in the past 3 winters.

Our kids are about the same age, and I don't know about your family's attitudes, but in general, if it's cold enough to require a heater, it's too cold for sailing.

When we cruise in the winter, it's generally weekenders to "civilization" at a marina with shore power. We just use an electric space heater then.

So, I wonder what use you will really get out of it...

I'm glad I have heat on my boat, but am not so sure that I would pay to add it.

Of course, you ARE farther north than Edmonds....



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