is my choice. and ...My vote for heating
would be for diesel fired only. Safer and cleaner than wood (But I do like the dryness of wood fires) since wood leaves chips, bark, splinters, etc. and of course the aftermath of it all... ashes and hot glowing coals that look spent. LoL
Propane is great but if you need heat for a long time, like days in a row or even weeks in a row because the weather
hasn't gotten out of the 40's since the month before then propane use will keep you tied to a dock
and marina packing tanks
back and forth. The only problem I see with diesel is you can't accurately predict your fuel
usage, since you're using it for more than just engine
operation... but oh well. It's got a gauge doesn't it? Problem solved
I saw one gentlemens diesel fired heater (home built) that used an old steam cleaner burner assembly. It was pretty efficient and hotter than the hubs of h... well you get the picture. Plumbing
your heater into a duct system will provide lots of benefits as well since you could then direct the heated air to areas that are prone to moisture, condensation
, and just plain cold temps like floor level cabinets, lockers, and cabins further away from the immediate area,,, something that would be much harder to do with wood heater.
Good luck... hope you keep us informed with pictures.