Dickinson Newport Propane Heater - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-14-2008
NautiG's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 289
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
NautiG is on a distinguished road
Dickinson Newport Propane Heater

Yesterday I installed the heater I got for xmas. I've been thoroughly enjoying it for almost 24 hours now. The installation went smoothly. I was able to use existing propane and electrical lines from a refrigerator which I removed prior to the heater installation. I did have to drill through some interior fiberglass shelving. The hole saw cut through it like butter. I was able to use an existing hole in the ceiling to vent the chimney outside.

Burned the stove for a couple hours with the hatches open. There's always some chemical residue on new appliances to burn off. I'm particularly sensitive to chemical fumes. No odor this morning when I lit the stove. The fan is a little noisy, but so far that's my only complaint.

I posted a slightly more detailed description and pictures of the heater and installation on my blog, if you are interested. Thanks for all the great advice from folks on this forum!

Scott
Gemini Catamaran Split Decision
http://nautib.blogspot.com

Last edited by NautiG; 01-14-2008 at 08:14 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-14-2008
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,390
Thanks: 63
Thanked 160 Times in 157 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Glad it worked out... We've had this same heater on our last two boats - and believe it to be one of the better compromises for a boat as long as you have a reasonable place to mount it.

Love the ambience of the visible flame!
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-14-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Good to hear it went without a hitch... Where did you end up installing it?
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 01-14-2008
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,878
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 14
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
Excellent...glad it worked out well. Pix awaited!
__________________
No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 01-14-2008
NautiG's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 289
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
NautiG is on a distinguished road
As you enter the cabin (and I believe this is true for newer geminis as well), there is a refrigerator on your right. Mine was old and leaking refrigerant. It was also too large for my needs. I removed it this weekend. The heater went into that spot and hooked right into the propane and electric lines which fed the fridge. The installation is temporary. When I get back to Baltimore, I'm going to build some cabinetry to house the stove.

Scott
Gemini Catamaran Split Decision
http://nautib.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 01-14-2008
NautiG's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 289
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
NautiG is on a distinguished road


Pic is girlfriend eating chicken wings last night with stove in background and nfl playoff game on tv.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 01-14-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Very nice...
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 01-21-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: wherever
Posts: 5,233
Thanks: 8
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 10
xort has a spectacular aura about xort has a spectacular aura about xort has a spectacular aura about
how big a bottle of propane do you use to feed it & how long does it last?

Thanks
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 01-21-2008
JohnRPollard's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough
XORT,

We used our Newport P9000 propane heater a fair bit last spring, and quite a bit this fall (sorry I can't be more specific than that -- they don't come with hour meters!) for weekend/vacation sailing. We fueled it with a 10 lb propane tank that also fueled our stove/oven (which gets quite a bit of use too).

With an 8-9 month season, we were still on the same 10 lb tank when we winterized. I haven't weighed the tank, but I suppose it must be nearly expended. So, at the close of our first season with it installed, I was pleased with the burn rate and with how much comfort we got out of that little heater.
wjevans likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 01-21-2008
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,390
Thanks: 63
Thanked 160 Times in 157 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
IIRC the book claims you'll get about 80-100 hours out of a 20 pounder. But don't quote me...
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diesel Heater Carboning SV_WholeHeart Living Aboard 8 10-27-2011 07:43 PM
Propane Cabin Heater Mysun Gear & Maintenance 9 06-07-2009 11:29 PM
cabin heater Mike244 Gear & Maintenance 16 11-10-2007 07:06 PM
Dickinson Newport heater obiec Gear & Maintenance 1 12-31-2003 04:57 AM
Refilling Propane Tanks Doreen Gounard Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-01-2003 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012