I have an 83' boat with a house type boiler (50-90,000 btu depending on nozzle) and hydronic heat strips throughout the boat. I winter on the Columbia
River near Astoria and sometimes further north. I have no experience with either Hurricane or Wabsco, but lots of time getting heat without getting a bank loan. I bought the boat in Nanaimo.
equivalent car forced air heaters work the best for quickly heating
the boat. They can be built into cabinets, closets, booths, etc. Baseboards, various radiator type take hours to make a dent in the cold. Car type on the other hand work quickly. From a cold boat to heating
the main cabin
(or any other limited area) takes about 30 minutes. Hydronic baseboard radiators took 3-4 hours to 60°F. Heating 1/3 of the boat with hydronic baseboards used about 5 gallons of diesel/day in below freezing weather
I also added a pellet stove, about 45,000 btu then I put a water
coil inside that ties to the boiler. And my main engines also tie into the hydronic system. A side benefit, I can run warm water
thru the diesels before starting in cold weather
. If the pellet stove or engines are running I don't use the boiler except for storage
and heat control.
stoves heats well and can make your hot water. I was a PNW fisherman.