Cabin Heat - Page 9 - 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 > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #81  
Old 10-02-2008
erps's Avatar
the pointy end is the bow
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,112
Thanks: 2
Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 9
erps will become famous soon enough erps will become famous soon enough
We don't have a day tank in our application. We have a low pressure pump plumbed in to the main fuel supply line after the Racor filter. It's convenient. I don't worry about how to manually transfer fuel from one container to another. I still spill milk at the dinner table when filling my glass so a day tank for diesel wouldn't work for me.

SteveCox's suggestion sounds interesting too, depending on how often you run your motor.
__________________
Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


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


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #82  
Old 10-02-2008
Valiente's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Valiente has a spectacular aura about Valiente has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
Aside from the risk of water getting in (assuming the reason you're using the heater is that it's wet and cold), I'd think re-filling the day tank from the comfort of a warm and cozy cabin would be much more pleasant.
We're talking the Pardeys...their ideas about convenience aren't necessarily the same as yours and mine. I view their DVDs as part "great ideas!" and part cautionary tale.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #83  
Old 10-02-2008
Stillraining's Avatar
Handsome devil
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
Stillraining is a jewel in the rough Stillraining is a jewel in the rough Stillraining is a jewel in the rough
I might have as many stoves in my garage as Mainsail has anchors in his by the time Im through with this...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #84  
Old 10-02-2008
Freesail99's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Freesail99 will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveCox View Post
I have seen some diesel day tanks plumbed to the return from the engine to the tank. The return line goes from the engine to the tank and when it is full there is a return line to the main fuel tank that way the day tank is filled every time you run the engine. It seemed pretty convenient to me.

Installing it this way will mean you don't have to bleed this system. This is the preferred way to install an oil heater in a home.
__________________
S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #85  
Old 10-02-2008
Classic30's Avatar
Once known as Hartley18
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,404
Thanks: 23
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Classic30 will become famous soon enough Classic30 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freesail99 View Post
Installing it this way will mean you don't have to bleed this system. This is the preferred way to install an oil heater in a home.
I'd worry about doing this on a boat though.. it means you have pressurised fuel lines (not much pressure, but still some) running within the cabin.

Any sort of leak is not only the mess it would be at home - in the confined space of a yacht it could empty your fuel tank (leaving you stranded someplace) and be a lethal fire risk if mixed with the wrong sort of automatic electric bilge pump..

Cameron
__________________
-
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #86  
Old 10-02-2008
Classic30's Avatar
Once known as Hartley18
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,404
Thanks: 23
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Classic30 will become famous soon enough Classic30 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
Unless you spilled!

Therein was the only real downside to bulkhead/cabin mounted diesel/kero heaters from our perspective: Potential odor from unburned or spilled fuel.
Kero wouldn't be too bad - after all, that's what they use for dry-cleaning.

Diesel would be problem though.. particularly on nice new cushions!

Cameron
__________________
-
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #87  
Old 10-02-2008
Freesail99's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Freesail99 will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
Quote:
I'd worry about doing this on a boat though.. it means you have pressurised fuel lines (not much pressure, but still some) running within the cabin.

Any sort of leak is not only the mess it would be at home - in the confined space of a yacht it could empty your fuel tank (leaving you stranded someplace) and be a lethal fire risk if mixed with the wrong sort of automatic electric bilge pump..

To be honest with you I don't think it is really pressurised at all. I can't recall ever even hearing a hiss or the fuel spraying in any way if I had to remove a line from the system and broke a seal. All it is, is a loop. You'll get more spill and smells without it.
__________________
S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
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
Cabin Heat during the Winter Gulfislander Gear & Maintenance 10 11-06-2007 05:39 PM
Proper Cabin Lighting Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 02-24-2003 07:00 PM
Heat Emergencies William Mahaffy Seamanship Articles 0 12-18-1998 07:00 PM
Heat Emergencies William Mahaffy Her Sailnet Articles 0 12-18-1998 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:26 PM.

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