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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-06-2011 06:40 AM
badge Perhaps it is better late than never to respond?

Thanks to Scanmarine's excellent service, the repaired stove worked for a six month sail journey up the inside passage where it was used to cook every single day and then run all night every night to heat the boat.

The stove is still in the boat, which I sold to a friend, and it still works. Although he is more reasonable and does not try to make it work every single day and all night every single night.

I found this old thread which I had forgotten to update because I am considering a Wallas in the future and wanted to see what people are saying about them.

Many, many apologies for forgetting to get back to this thread and let everyone know that Scanmarine did me right and gave excellent service and that the repaired stove stood up to nearly continuous duty while I cruised. I would definitely buy it again. Good stove, good heat source, good service.
11-29-2009 01:15 AM
JOHNOWE
R U Still Looking?

R U Still Looking?
02-06-2009 03:05 PM
Westlake2
How is it going?

Badge:

How is your stove working now?

Thanks.

Doug at Scan Marine
12-27-2008 12:47 PM
Valiente Yes, but that might not have anything to do with the stove...
12-27-2008 12:13 PM
sailingdog Well, considering that Badge hasn't reported back in ten months... it probably isn't a good sign.
12-27-2008 01:29 AM
jrd22 I don't understand that statement about the instructions at all, the installation and running of the exhaust and ducting on my furnace was simple and straightforward. I never talked to this "Mike" guy that spent a whole day looking at his installation (how is that even possible?), but the guys I did talk to were great. They did tell me to keep the exhaust run as straight and level as possible, but mostly the whole installation was just common sense, even I managed to do it . I'm just guessing, but it seems as if the OP must have been satisfied or he would have been back badmouthing Scan.
12-26-2008 08:41 PM
hellosailor "Mike said that they would never be able to print a manual thick enough to prevent users from mis-installing their devices. "
If it is that hard, that unintuitive, and that critical to install the "device" in a manner beyond instruction...I don't think I'd want that "device" on the same boat as me. Even professionally installed free of charge.
12-26-2008 03:19 PM
jrd22 I can't comment on the stoves, but I recently installed a 40D forced air furnace and it has worked flawlessly so far. I ran it continuously for a week, 24 hours a day during the recent cold weather and it kept the boat nice and warm. Scanmarine was very helpful and friendly when I called for assistance with the install and when I went in to their store they spent a great deal of time with me suggesting different ways of doing things. I was very impressed and I love the furnace.

John
12-26-2008 02:49 PM
SvenG Rob,

Quote:
Originally Posted by badge View Post
I'll be back to let you know if the repaired stove fires properly.
What is the verdict ?

I keep searching for information about the Wallas stoves and ovens but have found very few sources. I'm mainly worried about diesel smell during cooking and excess cabin heat.

Actual installed cost would also be of interest, if you care to share.

Thanks,


-Sven
02-19-2008 08:38 PM
badge
ScanMarine Service - Great so far (with minor caveats)

An update to my post.

ScanMarine has offered to fix my stove free of charge.

They found a problem in my stove, a clogged heat exchanger.

They maintain that my original exhaust run had too many turns and clogged the heat exchanger through lack of flow, and they have said that despite my install causing the problem, they will give me a new stove.

I will have it known that I installed my stove directly according to their manual, including and exhaust run three feet shorter than their maximum of ten feet. There was nothing in the manual about avoid turns. When I mentioned this Mike said that they would never be able to print a manual thick enough to prevent users from mis-installing their devices.

In retrospect, it is clear that in all airflow cases the straightest run possible is essential. It doesn't take a thick manual to say, "Avoid any unnecessary turns. The straightest run possible is essential."

Anyways, as for actions, which is what really counts, if the stove given to me tomorrow works, ScanMarine are true heroes and men of great honor for giving service so quickly. They deserve commendation for backing up their products.

As for attitude, I have certainly received friendlier service, but frankly, if the stove works, I don't care. I'm happy.

I'll be back to let you know if the repaired stove fires properly.

Thanks,

Rob
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