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Re: Heating Your Boat
It's probably in the thread like you say, but it doesn't need to be vented because the mantle and flu design cause near perfect combustion. You do have to watch it though, can you can't just leave it going in the other room for extended periods of time and a carbon monoxide detector is a MUST.
Also, the first symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning is a headache. It comes way before confusion or anything else, so if you get a headache and you're burning something, turn off the combustion source and investigate.
I do think the aladdin would heat a 27ft boat well, as long as it wasn't a voluminous 27 footer and you weren't somewhere really cold in the dead of winter.
As for the wood stove I found the presto/duraflame 2-3 hr logs were the best. Wax impregnated, so they essentially CAN'T get wet (I used to store them in my wet bilge next to the standing water) and they burn cooler (but plenty hot) and last for 2-3 hours like they say. I cut mine in thirds (imagine household brick size) and each log would provide 3x3hr bricks. Not bad for $3 on sale....
I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
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