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Cabin Heater

Postby dybis » Tue May 31, 2005 9:24 pm

Hi sailors,

I have a Chrysler 22, and I plan to install some heating as I will bring my little daughter (4 months) this summer and we are sailing far north (Norway).

Have any of you installed a forced air cabin heater inside your Chryslers? The problem is finding a good location and where the exhaust should exit. I am considering a Wallas 1300 (www.wallas.com).

I am building a large companionway dodger (sprayhood) which will be blocking many potential exhaust positions.

Best Regards,

Haakon

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Postby Rich » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:53 pm

I use a propane heater buddy. I uses the 16oz propane cylanders (or can be hooked up to a larger tank) It is safe for use indoors, has an automatic shut off should it tip as well as an oxygen sensor.
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Postby dybis » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:04 am

I have now installed the cabin heater (wallas1300). I let the exhuast out in the cockpit (!), because the vent is there protected from wind and sea, and the wall is vertical. The smoke does not smell and is cooled well before the exit so it works fine. The cabin heater is mounted just below the hatch on port side, aft of the table. Cons: No exhaust inside the cabin, easy to turn on and off, requires only 0.4 amp, 1200 watt heating, safe. Pros: Expensive, requires 0.4 amps, small noise


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