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We're in the process of refitting our 38' sailboat. Can anyone recommend a propane water heater? Either tank or tankless.
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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.
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I'd do what just about everyone else does....get an electric that connects to the engine.
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Re: water heater

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:
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Re: water heater

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

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

Amazon.com: Advanced Elements 5 Gallon Summer Shower / Solar Shower: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Advanced Elements 5 Gallon Summer Shower / Solar Shower: Sports & Outdoors


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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.
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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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