Join Date: Dec 2012
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Re: Caribbean, What works and doesn't
Can get hot water from:
Engine or generator waste heat
Webasto furnace (used up north)
Heating element using AC electricity
Down here people also use those black solar heated bags to avoid the need to turn on a generator.
Our tanks are integral to the hull and at water inside eventually reaches ocean temp so is luke warm out of the cold faucet.
It’s surprising how long hot water lasts if you’re only using it to shower. Usually get 6 showers out of it. As it starts out so hot as mentioned above.
Often take cool showers to beat the heat for awhile.