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Re: how do i make it warm

Originally Posted by peterchech View Post
I would want something that can be run while sailing, so you could go down below to warm up periodically and therefore extend your sailing season a bit.

I am unsure how the alcohol heater can have 5000 btu's but the propane only 3000... and which would be safer...

So the black cat doesn't release CO and CO2? You can't gas yourself with it? How is this possible?
As I said, it's a catalytic heater. It uses a sort of catalytic converter to convert CO into CO2, and the CO2 is kept at safe levels by ensuring an adequate oxygen supply. The effect is similar to what happens in modern car exhaust systems. I'm not saying it's harmless and to abandon caution. I'm saying it's safer than a lot of other options.

Link: - Coleman Black Cat Heater

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