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Lately it's bin colder thats what happens in the fall :/ . but i want to keep going out on my boat atleast get some work done iside it. how do i get it warm? remember im looking for simple cheap heater. i got $0 to spend so probally left overs or somethign i need heat. or something warmer. i have 2 batteries on board no way to charge them but i top them off and put them on the boat. ideas please before i freeze.

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Presumably you mean the Coronado? For $0 you could gradually burn the interior, or the Mistral. Or you could see if you can find an unpressurised alcohol stove and a terracotta pot.
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Years ago, when you could buy oil in 2 gallon tins, I made a small wood stove out of an oil tin that I mounted on a piece of plywood in the companion way hatch. I burned presto log pieces in it. I wouldn't say that it made the cabin warm, but it was warmer than the ambient temperature outside.

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Lately it's bin colder thats what happens in the fall :/ . but i want to keep going out on my boat atleast get some work done iside it. how do i get it warm? remember im looking for simple cheap heater. i got $0 to spend so probally left overs or somethign i need heat. or something warmer. i have 2 batteries on board no way to charge them but i top them off and put them on the boat. ideas please before i freeze.
buy a couple of big tins of vegetable shortening and put a few wicks in each of them, burns hot and bright, good enough to cook on as well, wont get any cheaper than that, iv used that method as a tent heater before in sub zero conditions. make sure you ventalate the cabin though if you have loads of them going.
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propane heater ?
or build a woodstove as I have. wood is easy to find, I forage for drift wood or hit up construction sites for end cuts. They love it when you pick up after them. got 3 grain bags full right now on deck as I make my way across the Erie and southward.
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I have a 1500 btu propane heater that screws onto the top of the 2 lb bulbs. It warms a cabin nicely.

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Find a good woman or a dog or both. Neither of them are free though.

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Find a good woman or a dog or both. Neither of them are free though.
Women tend to be more expensive.

A good Lab will dive into frigid water to fetch a stick, haven't met a girl yet who will do that for me.
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I have a 1500 btu propane heater that screws onto the top of the 2 lb bulbs. It warms a cabin nicely.
How do you set this up in the cabin so as to avoid co poisoning? Can you use this while under weigh?
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Hardware store kerosene lantern. heat and light, but keep a hatch open.

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