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Old 08-29-2006
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I would suggest that you go with a hot air diesal furnance such as an Espar. They are thermosatically controlled and you can get the heat everywhere in the boat. You can also provide heat to a wet locker so that your raingear etc can dry quicker. Propane is good for non liveaboards and is cheaper to install however hot air is better. Make sure you check on the electrical requirements for the heater to ensure your existing battery system can handle it.
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