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Oct-14-2019 @ 2:12 PM                           Permalink
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getting to the time of year when keeping warm comes to mind, at the moment have a wall mounted gas heater just takes off the chill,must be as old as the boat.[1979]what choice of hot air heaters are there and how easy are they to fit. help please John & Di

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There are two main types of heater for boats, blown air and water-heating types. Blown air simply does what it says, passing intake air over a diesel fired heat exchanger and delivering it via ducting to wherever needed. The water based systems do the same thing as your house boiler, instead of heating air, they heat water, which is then piped to either radiators, or to fan-backed heat matrix units to deliver the warmed air to the outlets. Just like the heater matrix in your car does. What system you use is entirely up to you, the water heating types are more expensive, but pipework can be easier to thread through the boat than ducting. There are good reports of Chinese-made blown air heaters, which seem to be as reliable as the better known makes.

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"Hi" John & Di
We have warm air heating on board but find it does dry the air out so when ever we can we use the oil filled rads and find them to be cheap to run and safe to leave on when out and about.
keep warm  Smile

Kindest Regards Mike

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Regarding fitting: If you are a competent DIY'er, it's within your capabilities. You'll need a feed from your diesel tank, fused electrical connection, and a hole in your hull for the combined intake/exhaust skin fitting. Those are the difficult jobs.Then it's just the internal ducting and associated outlet vents to do. If that sounds beyond your skill level or physical capability, I'd get some quotes from the professionals, especially for the diesel feed and skin fitting.

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Hi John First where do you want to use it,when do you want to use it, when sailing, on home mooring only,  do you have mains electric, hot blown air is the cheapest and easiest to fit providing you have space for 3" 4" dia hoses, followed by hot water which has the benefit of hot water for washing/ showering as well as heating, the downside is they all require battery power, if only going to use on mooring and you have mains power fan heater or oil filled radiators quietest and most efficient, and cheapest. how much do want to spend? and most important how will you charge your batteries. the only non electric option is gas fire illegal in most cases or solid fuel if you have space for one. John


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