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Old 11-04-2012
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Re: Winter Moisture Control

I'm surprised so many boaters like those oil filled heaters. I hate the bloody things.
My dad bought me one, and it works OK at night(I use it at 700watts and the proper electric forced air heater at 600watts to keep the boat fairly evenly heated).
However, I find that it smells a bit, and doesn't warm the boat nearly as well as the one that moves some air, in addition the humidity stays much higher with only the oil filled one.

The worst parts of the oil filled heater is its tendency to burn things, I burn myself on it at least once a day, or melt a plastic bag onto it or something.
By contrast, the Caframo(re-branded by west marine with fewer fan speeds, the original is nicer.) helps keep my boat dry, warm and isn't prone to burning things.
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