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Re: I-28 cabin heater

For motoring I installed a red dot heater under the bottom step. It's plumbed into the engine cooling system. Works a treat. For while at anchor I installed a Webasto air top 2000ST. They make a diy kit. A little spendy but sure does the trick. It's in the quarter berth. One outlet near the companion way and another on the floor. Toasty. Currently I'm working on insulating the hull to keep the condensation down. Pretty humid in the pnw. Took out the headliner to fix the leaky handhold hardware. Replaced the headliner with 1" rigid foam insulation. Painted it white and trimmed with Sapele. Also using the foam on the hull, covered with foam backed vinyl. Consider the Webasto. You won't regret it.
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Re: I-28 cabin heater

Be careful with that foam board insulation. If it is not bonded and sealed to the hull and overhead, the space between the two will accumulate moisture from condensation, and then mildew will start growing in there, eventually infesting all similar spaces. It is much harder to deal with the mildew than to prevent it.
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