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Water heater needed

Seems our water heater is going out. Its now leaking inside the case.
No matter, its too large.
Looking for a small unit to replace the 10 gallon I have now.
Needs to be low priced, And small in size.
Was thinking about a 2.5 gallon home unit.
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Re: Water heater needed

Well a home unit will not let you use the engine cooling circuit.

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Re: Water heater needed

Very true, but on a trade wind route, how much engine will I use?
We have a generator for battery charging, and will have solar too.
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Re: Water heater needed

Solar water heater?
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Re: Water heater needed

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Solar water heater?
No, The wife likes to shower indoors at the dock.
We have one for passages thou.
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Re: Water heater needed

We've got a 50 litre (13 US gallons) and I wish it was larger. When water availability is not an issue it is nice, particularly in cooler weather to have a hot shower and five gallons is not quite enough for two.

(yes if we are away from easily available water supply we use less than otherwise and can if pressed make tank last a lot longer than two showers.)


(Original of this post said 5 gallons. Wrong. I don't know why I though that.)
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Re: Water heater needed

My wife is the one woman I know how takes a military shower each morning as normal.
The product of being 1 of 3 sisters? As for me, If I used 5 gallons to shower it would be a lot. This is at the dock. I would rather have one tiny heater with it cranked up all the way to 160 degrees, then a big one at a lower temp. When we practiced with a solar shower she didnt quite use 2 of 3 gallons to shower, wow!
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Re: Water heater needed

Hey,

A few years ago I replaced a dead water heater with a Kuuma. It was the cheapest unit I could fine and it worked just fine. I sold the boat last year so I won't know how long it lasted but it seemed to be OK.

They have various plumbing options, run on 110V AC or engine heat, etc.

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Re: Water heater needed

In early 2013 we did rather a lot of research on this matter for friends of ours who's Raritan had given up the ghost while they were enroute to Trinidad from Martinique. The most highly rated unit we found with the longest lasting hold-over time was the SuperStor, at the time available through Defender. Defender shipped the unit to them in Trini as "Ship's Stores in Transit". With exception of the electrical pig-tails to the heater element being solid rather than stranded wire, they have been very pleased with the equipment.

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Re: Water heater needed

Let me get this clear - is the water heater for the big boat or the new dinghy?
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