They are old. Spare parts don't exist. When Eno bought Force 10 about 7 or 8 years ago they trucked all spare parts that were not for stoves to the dump.Looking to purchase a second hand Force 10 heater. Anyone have experience with owning, operating and maintaining?
Bad idea to purchase?
Amen.. I have removed two of these from two boats we've owned. Made the boat moist but never warm.. Something about tits on a bull being useless....
I had a Force 10 Cozy Cabin propane heater. Worse than useless. Much of the heat went up the flue and it was really just a stove burner with a flu (to vent the heat). It did NOT warm up the boat and we figured we were better off just turning on the oven to heat the boat. Also, it gets very hot to touch, and the flame is exposed. My cat set her tail on fire with it once.
There is an epic thread about heating as a sticky at the top of the Gear and Maintenance section that may have useful info for you.