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4 Weeks Ago 11:31 AM
seaner97 For those of us that will nearly never use anything other than the exchanger, I'm less concerned about the element than I am MaineSail's updated experience.
4 Weeks Ago 01:13 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Water Heater

I'm not familiar with the broad spectrum of hot water tanks, but having a user replaceable heating element is absolutely critical. The do burn out eventually, but rarely, and they can die a wrongful death, if you empty your water and run the tank dry.
4 Weeks Ago 12:49 PM
seaner97 MaineSail, any updates on Quick?
05-26-2015 01:09 AM
mitiempo
Re: Water Heater

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Originally Posted by Trader Jack View Post
I have just swapped out my old 15 yr old Seaward. I opened it up and the cyclinder was aluminium and looked as new as the day it was made. I got a square kuuma due to space and price. Nothing wrong with tigg welded aluminium. Selling my old one second hand in perfect working order.
Unfortunately the Kuuma has no option for a magnesium anode. It is a copy of the Seaward but not as well built.
05-24-2015 06:07 AM
Trader Jack
Re: Water Heater

I have just swapped out my old 15 yr old Seaward. I opened it up and the cyclinder was aluminium and looked as new as the day it was made. I got a square kuuma due to space and price. Nothing wrong with tigg welded aluminium. Selling my old one second hand in perfect working order.
07-09-2010 08:50 AM
akavishon My old Atwood finally died an ungraceful death, and the replacement short list is a) Isotherm; b) SuperStor; c) Volvo/QL

I've read lots of raving comments on Isotherm, less on SuperStor, and none on Volvo/QL. Does anyone have any experience with this product? It looks great to me, but how does it do in the real world?

TIA, Zoran
01-25-2010 09:13 PM
tdw One of the boats at our yard was having a QL fitted recently.

Is yours still going, how do like it after this time ?

They look pretty good to me, like the size and shape.

ps - Maine...you asked if they run off engine and I believe the answer is yes.




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Originally Posted by T37SOLARE View Post
SOLARE came with a new QL Water heater installed by the PO. I'm quite impressed with it as it provides almost instant hot water on shore power (15 minutes or less) and it keeps the water hot for well over a day.





qlmarine.com
11-04-2008 07:52 PM
Maine Sail
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Originally Posted by T37SOLARE View Post
SOLARE came with a new QL Water heater installed by the PO. I'm quite impressed with it as it provides almost instant hot water on shore power (15 minutes or less) and it keeps the water hot for well over a day.





qlmarine.com
Can the QL be heated by your engine? Meaning does it have a HX coil inside the tank that your engine cooling system runs through to heat the water when away from the dock?

None of the info on the web site seems to say it can be used in this fashion?
11-04-2008 07:37 PM
galernikus Thank you for all the reply's. My decision seems easy now
11-04-2008 03:04 PM
T37SOLARE
QL marine - Volvo Penta

SOLARE came with a new QL Water heater installed by the PO. I'm quite impressed with it as it provides almost instant hot water on shore power (15 minutes or less) and it keeps the water hot for well over a day.



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The QL water heater is available in 20, 22, 30, 40 and 60 L (516 gallons) sizes. The tank is made completely in acid resistant stainless steel, which makes it very suitable for the marine environment. The design and materials also meet the highest sanitary requirements. The QL water heaters are insulated using polyurethane foam, a material that contains a lot of air and thus reduces heat dissipation. The insulation is extra thick on the upper panel and helps keep the water hot long after it has been heated. Thanks to the QL water heaters innovative compact plastic casing and integrated brackets these units occupy less space than equivalent cylindrical models with separate fastening brackets. They also feature greater security, like five sturdy fixing points with no sharp edges.

QL is using electric heating elements in incoloy which have a much longer life compared to copper and have the great advantage of not being damaged if switched on electrically without any water in the tank.
qlmarine.com
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