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pboldra 03-16-2013 05:07 PM

water heater
 
We're in the process of refitting our 38' sailboat. Can anyone recommend a propane water heater? Either tank or tankless.

Minnewaska 03-16-2013 05:36 PM

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Something tells me there are either none or maybe a single brand that is approved for use aboard a boat. Sorry I can't be of more help.

chuck53 03-16-2013 08:10 PM

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I'd do what just about everyone else does....get an electric that connects to the engine.

paul323 03-16-2013 10:32 PM

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I'm with Chuck53. I have a Raritan heater engine/electric; Raritan also have great customer service. Give them a call for advice.

I also came acress this thread which may help:
Propane Water Heater - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

rugosa 03-16-2013 11:32 PM

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Whale Marine - Products

Faster 03-17-2013 01:07 AM

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Second the idea of getting an engine-heated HW tank with AC electric backup.

northoceanbeach 03-17-2013 03:31 AM

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What do you do on small sailboats? Where you only have an outboard.

Minnewaska 03-17-2013 07:10 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by northoceanbeach (Post 1003558)
What do you do on small sailboats? Where you only have an outboard.

Solar. Something like this. They actually work very well, assuming you have sun.


chucklesR 03-17-2013 07:21 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by northoceanbeach (Post 1003558)
What do you do on small sailboats? Where you only have an outboard.

Solar shower
Seattle Sports Sun Shower - 2.5 gal. at REI.com
SOLSTICE Solar Shower - 5 Gal. at West Marine

Or similar. Zero power consumption, hot water in a hour or so - and backup drinking water if the day sail turns into a Gilligan's Island 4 hour tour.

I'd look for the one with a temperature indicator - believe it or not they can get REAL hot.

chuck53 03-17-2013 09:15 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by chucklesR (Post 1003574)
Solar shower
Seattle Sports Sun Shower - 2.5 gal. at REI.com
SOLSTICE Solar Shower - 5 Gal. at West Marine

Or similar. Zero power consumption, hot water in a hour or so - and backup drinking water if the day sail turns into a Gilligan's Island 4 hour tour.

Actually, it was a 3 hour tour.


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