I live aboard my old gal Jan April June July August Sept and often October.
I have different types of heat for different situations.In the BC Gulf islands July and August are nice and often September is no problem either...But October and January tho...are a different beast.This past January I spent a week frozen in ice...
I use have three electric
heaters depending on where I am.A built in boat heater with a fan and portable baseboard and a small 800 watt oil
The little radiator I can run if I am on the hook with my generator
and in conjunction with the bus heat system and remain nice and warm.The generator
will also keep power going to a smart inverter
and it also keeps power going to the batteries to keep all four charged.
I can switch between 12v and 110v lighting
When Im moored in my slip It is plugged into shore power
I have that on a 30 amp breaker box.
The bus heater system works off the engines along with a seperate bus to my my hot water
tank which runs off the starboard engine
So essentially Im never really without an adequate option for heat or a hot shower
There are however many different kinds of heaters.If I ever find a hankering to drill a vent hole in my deck
for a chimney pipe which is not likely to happen... I would go for one of these
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