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05-27-2011 03:21 PM
stuartbell I put in an Excel in Sept. 2010. First one was dead on arrival, the second worked fine until 2 weeks ago. Since then, I've had 2 more. The 3ed doesn't work at all, the present 4th, works 1 time in 4 and puts out warm water when it works.

They offered me my money back and said it is the boat.

What can I do to the boat to make it work? Any ideas?

The problem is in the valve in the lower/middle of the unit, when I operate the microswitch by hand, all is well.

04-05-2011 04:50 PM
Originally Posted by MarilynD View Post
Did you try to email baileywick directly? No one has posted Paloma info here since 2008.
My comment was to Richar42 about the Niagara 35 email list.

Sorry, once in a blue moon I get sucked into replying to an old thread.
04-05-2011 10:49 AM
MarilynD JiffyLube
Did you try to email baileywick directly? No one has posted Paloma info here since 2008.
My comment was to Richar42 about the Niagara 35 email list.

04-04-2011 11:38 PM
Originally Posted by baileywick View Post
I installed an Excel water heater a couple of years ago on Segel, my 1979 Niagara 35. Much better than the Paloma as it is pilot light free. See a detailed description of its installation with photos at Enhancement Projects for Niagara 35 done on Segel. If you want to discuss email me direct at or 410-326-3115.
Can one unit feed hot water to more than one faucet?
04-04-2011 08:25 PM

I am not sure who you are. I am the person who started the email list at Yahoo.
I am not sure what it is that you wish to do.
When you say that you have lost contact, do you mean lost contact with the Yahoo email list?
If that is the case, please email me directly at and I will send you instructions for rejoining the Yahoo email list.

04-04-2011 04:48 PM
Niagara forum

Originally Posted by baileywick View Post
All Niagara 35 owners on this forum. I had been in an email discussion with those who had been on the Niagara email List Server, some 70 owners, but was locked out by due to the number of emails being sent. So I will put my thought below:

"I got an email note from our new Niagara forum telling me the message that was just left on the forum regarding a comment on my discussion of the Excel flash hot water heater. The email did not require me to go to the forum for the information, however, for additional postings I would have to use the link to the forum. I am impressed with the forum software." Let us continue on this forum while more research is done, but keeping our minds open. I am not sure how we can continue the discussion with the whole group, except to use this forum media.
I have lost contact with the Niagara forum . Is it still available and how can I get connected.
01-27-2010 12:04 PM
Referring to my last post

Sailnet has now removed the possible spam sent by the poster I was referring to in my last post.
So just ignore my last post.
01-27-2010 09:20 AM

The previous Sanjayindias post links to a blog in which the words do not make sense. I would advise to NOT click on the link.
08-26-2008 07:48 PM
anchorsaweigh I have a 28 year old Paloma PH5-2F on my Nonsuch. It's starting to need service so I'm going to replace it. Sounds like the Excel is the right one.


08-11-2008 05:40 PM
kengoodings It sounds like the Excel with the pilot light-less system is more "ABYC friendly". When Silverheels III was surveyed 5 years ago, our surveyor was very blunt in telling us that the Palomar wasn't acceptable (maybe it was back when propane was safe). I guess it depends on the surveyor whether it passes muster or not. Our insurance company also told us to get rid of it... The Palomar website states "not for use in boats or RV's".

We don't have a hot water heater on the boat now. A kettle on the stove works well enough for our needs.

Lynn Kaak
Silverheels III N35, Toronto
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