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A really nice feature of a floor mount would be that your tootsies wouldn't get cold! It's remarkably difficult for us to force the hot air from our heater, mounted on the starboard bulkhead, down to the floor to warm our extremities.

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Ryan,

I'm right here with you in NYC on my PSC mariah 31, which I purchased just as winter was coming on. She has a LPG stove which I have yet to fiddle with; right now I use an electric heater to keep the cabin warm while I work on her.

Drop by Chelsea Piers sometime and we'll talk PSC minutiae.'

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Decision, finally

After much cogitation and various mock-ups we decided to go with the Refleks 66 MW stove in copper with a view window installed, mounted on the Port side bulkhead just high enough to get toes under when lying on my side, with lots of room for toes outboard of the stove when on my back.

I hate to give up the cook top but this stove is MUCH narrower without the flared base of the Refleks 66 MK with cook top. One advantage (I hope) of this stove is that I can run a length of flexible flue down to the floor to suck some of the cold air up for combustion.

Refleks will also make up a special length of stovepipe to accommodate the various offsets so I can use the existing hole for the dorade which will probably move forward of the bulkhead.

The gravity tank will go in the hanging locker right up under the deck with a deck fill pipe.

I'm not sure it will actually go in this year but I'll take lots of pictures whenever it does.

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Lpng cozy cabin heater

I have one wall mounted on my Pilot 35 that Is not working. Is anyone aware of a repair facility or one of these for sale. Force ten no longer makes the heater and Dickinson seems to not want anything to do with them.
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Re: Cabin Heater Type and Arrangement

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For some reason I've decided to winter in the Northeast (NYC) and need to get a heater installed in the next couple of months.

Does anyone have experience with what works and doesn't, especially with regard to type and mounting location on a 37'?

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YOu sure picked a heck of a winter for the Northeast! What did you finally come up with and are you happy with it?
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Re: Cabin Heater Type and Arrangement

In over 40 years of year round living aboard , mostly in BC, I found a stainless airtight wood stove works best for me. Tried oil and scrapped it, as have most of my friends, after spending up to $200 a month on oil. In BC we are surrounded by beach loads of firewood, free for the taking. It takes me about 15 minutes to gather a weeks supply. I have got 14 hours of burn time out of a single loading of my stove. The trick is an adequate sized firebox, and airtight( controllable).
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Re: Cabin Heater Type and Arrangement

Brent,
I really like the idea of a wood stove aboard, but I was wondering about bringing aboard pests. Did you ever have issues with bugs (termites) with the firewood you brought aboard? Where did you store the firewood?
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YOu sure picked a heck of a winter for the Northeast! What did you finally come up with and are you happy with it?
Well that was in 2009 not sure how bad that winter was though none of them are easy!

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I really like the idea of a wood stove aboard, but I was wondering about bringing aboard pests. Did you ever have issues with bugs (termites) with the firewood you brought aboard? Where did you store the firewood?
I have never had a problem, altho there are not many problem bugs in these latitudes. Coming home from the tropics, I would just tie my bundle of wood on a rope and lower it overboard for a couple of days to get anything living off it. Then put it on deck to dry in the tropical sun, before putting it below in the forepeak, which I don't use at sea , or under the dingy on deck. Getting back to BC only takes a few days of cold before getting in.
In winter I store my wood under a tarp in the back of the cockpit.
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I hate to give up the cook top but this stove is MUCH narrower without the flared base of the Refleks 66 MK with cook top. One advantage (I hope) of this stove is that I can run a length of flexible flue down to the floor to suck some of the cold air up for combustion.
Jay
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Drawing combustion air from inside the cabin is contrary to ABYC standards for very good reasons. CO poisoning and oxygen depletion are serious issues. Your insurance company will likely deny coverage next time you have an insurance survey (unless you hire a drive-by surveyor)..
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