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Old 08-02-2004, 07:52   #1
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water heater

My boat a 64' schooner built in the 30's
has never had a water heater installed.
Getting her ready for full time crusing.
Thinking about an on demand water heater over a standard 10 gallon electric
type. What do you think? I have plenty of power for either kind.
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:31   #2
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Do you have laundry facilities?

If you have a washer on board a 10 gallon would go in nicely. Otherwise, an on demand is useable for Navy showers. It's up to you! Just watch out for the Euro or Aussie water heaters. Some fittings are hard to adapt.
And if it's 110V keep, which ever, isolated from the boat ground. Make sure the heater has an anode.
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Old 14-02-2004, 16:37   #3
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I have had Palomas on 3 boats and they are great

I find a demand heater terrific and very convenient. I know that Paloma does not support theirs for marine use now - I suspect just because it was more trouble than it was worth for the size of the market, but I would imagine that there are others that are similar if you did not want a Paloma.
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Old 15-02-2004, 04:46   #4
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We had a Precision Temp on demand water heater in our PDQ and were very pleased with it. You can find them at www.precisiontemp.com. I believe their phone # is (513)641-4446.
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Water heater

Ray,

I have installed a Precision Temp Shower-Mate in my Prout. It is run off LPG. It uses less than an amp to operate and as long as I have water I have hot water. No navy showers on this boat. It comes set at 115F but you can set it to the temp you like. It has a positive vent system (power blower) it is small and easy to install. Iíll say this Ė it is not quite. But for all the hot water I can use and I donít have to run the engine to get it. Iíll put up with the blower noise. Who else can claim hot showers on the hook and you donít have to start the engine? Iíll say I looked in to the electric units and they were a no go. Use way to much power and give pretty poor performance. I work at a retail boat supply chain and we have sold three and three have come back because they just didnít get the job done. We make boating more fun?

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Precision Temp

Although Iím not personally familiar with Precision Temp - I am impressed with the infoí on their web-site, and Gary's endorsement. Iíd certainly consider looking into their products for an Instantaneous Water Heater:
Precision Temp: http://www.precisiontemp.com/
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If you have a washer on board a 10 gallon would go in nicely. Otherwise, an on demand is useable for Navy showers. It's up to you! Just watch out for the Euro or Aussie water heaters. Some fittings are hard to adapt.
And if it's 110V keep, which ever, isolated from the boat ground. Make sure the heater has an anode.
Don't mean to hijack... What good brands are out there for on demand hot water heaters?
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Having lots of hot water is a good idea to help keep the admiral happy.

I'd sure like to see some pictures of your boat.

That’s a big one on this forum and sounds like a true classic.
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