Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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Faster makes a good point. We just had a Webasto diesel forced air furnace on our Catalina 400. It is wonderful. However, it was truly a nightmare for the installer. A hydronic system would have been much easier as Catalina doesn't leave a lot of room for running 4" air ducting.
My folks had a diesel stove on their Catalina 36. Picture a freestanding wood stove type thing that burned diesel. It provided great warmth and heat for that boat. However, I really, really like the forced air heat we have now. I'm currently sitting on the boat at a quiet Yacht Club outstation. It is cold with frequent rain squalls blowing through. However, the thermostat is set to 69 degrees and the boat is comfortable.
M/V Kinship, North Pacific 43
S/V Legacy, Catalina 400 MkII, Hull #328