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peterjr
peterjr

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:11pm

Post Subject: Heating

Hi, i have a 45ft Narrowboat with a Muti Fuel Stove. This heats the boat fine but dos'nt burn until i return from work. Is there anything available similiar to a night heater found in lorries that i can just turn on or set on a thermostat and timer so te boat is warm on my return until i get the stove lit again. The hot water set up is fine its just a single heat source i need to take the chill off. Thanks, Pete

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:41pm

Post Subject: Heating

The same makers of those can heaters also make marine versions. That is (In no order) Webasto, Eberspacher & Mikuni. They are available in hot air of hot water - radiator systems. However, in the past, there have been rumours of unreliably but a lot of that seems to have come from incorrect installation and possibly operation. For your stated purpose perhaps a Propex gas warm air system might suffice. I say warm air if you use a water boiler you would also need to install radiators and pipe them. If radiators are not a problem then there are also Alde (gas) and Hurricane (diesel) boilers.

peterjr
peterjr

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:48pm

Post Subject: Heating

thanks for your help Tony, no my water heating is fine and i was'nt looking to install radiators. Thanks for the info

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:21am

Post Subject: Heating

I should have warned you that at least one of the cab type diesel heater makers uses different firmware settings in its marine form so a second hand automotive one might cause you grief in one way or another. If you decide to try the second hand route it would be best to contact the UK distributor for the brand to try to get confirmation it would work satisfactorily in a boat. I understand its mainly voltage thresholds that are different.

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