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The problem with any heating device in a boat cabin is that unless it has a duct for the combustion gasses, the gasses remain in the cabin. This creates a hazard for carbon monoxide AND fills the cabin with water vapor. We have a hydrocarbon - say propane CH3 CH2 CH3 and the results of combustion with air - O2 is CO2 and H2O. So as you heat the cabin, you also fill it with water vapor. Then as the cabin cools, when you turn off the stove or early in the morning, the water condenses all over the place. To warm and DRY the boat, you have to exhaust the combustion gasses, whether it be propane, coal, wood, diesel or kerosene, AND supply the combustion with O2 from the cabin, so that existing water vapor gets heated up with the combustion and exhausted outside.
There are several systems that do this. For my preferred solution see my website.
edit for clarity: CH3 CH2 CH3 + O2 => CO2 + H2O
Last edited by longjonsilver; 07-24-2017 at 12:27 PM.