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Electric space heaters

I want to buy an electric space heater for my boat for when we are hooked up at a marina in cold weather. I have heard about ceramic heaters, oil filled heaters, resistance heaters, etc. Does any one know the relative advantages and efficiencies of the different types? Also, what type would you recommend?
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What ever you get make sure it will auto shut down if it falls over. A friend lost his life earler this year when his heater was knocked over and started a fire in his IP38.
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I just bought a $20 1500W ceramic heater down at Walmart. It has three speeds for the fan and an adjustable temp range. It is about 9"x6"x6" and heats my 30' Catalina great and is small for storage. I think most of the heaters are limited to the same heat output if they are on 110V and a typical 15 amp plug, so for me it was the smallest, cheapest heater with a fan. For $20, how can you go wrong?

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