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Originally Posted by cardiacpaul View Post
Dear God of your choosing.

Please don't tell me the original poster is making a liveaboard boat purchase decision based on a heater/stove.

heavy sigh.
I'm the original poster and, no, I'm not being that silly.

I'm looking at a whole range of CS36T's and Niagara 35's, all with various configurations, with the goal of finding the most immediately liveable and sailable.

So, having decided on two models that suit me, having ruled that out of my decision making process, I'm now left weighing the various configurations available among the CS36T's/Niagara35's on the market in my vicinity.

So, one of my issues is should I buy a vanilla boat with no heater and, if so, what heater do I choose? Or should I just get a boat with a heater and, if so, should it be diesel or propane? Or should I buy propane and replace it with diesel? I can't seem to find a boat with a diesel heater so the option of replacing a diesel with propane hasn't presented itself.

But yes, I take for granted that I'll want to outfit the boat the way I want.

I'm just going through that phase, as a first-time boat buyer, where I'm trying to reduce a boatload of variables to a well-considered decision.
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