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Re: Forced Air Heating on PSC 34
I have a 91 34 with an Espar forced air heater. The heater is installed up in the cockpit combing on the port side. The duct is routed aft through the lazarette and then forward under the starboard quarter berth between the water tank and the engine compartment. Then under the floor of the chart table and through the locker under the chart table and under the settee. There are two outlets, one under the forward end of the quarter berth and one under the hanging locker. It is all very neatly done and I assume factory installed. I can't imagine retrofitting it.
The fuel line is teed off of the engine fuel line in the engine compartment. This is not really good as it adds a potential for leaking air into the engine fuel. If I ever replace the fuel tank, I will put a separate pick up in it for the heater.