Originally Posted by bljones
The chimney is a problem for me...its in contradiction with the heaters primary function witch is heating
...when a heater advertises 99.9% burn efficientcy and the safty of product (I mean the heaters pictured in a kids
room while they are sleeping) thats the front lable on the box...the unit is also approuved and complys with all regulations
...so hears a unit made for your house safe for your love ones...its safe for your camp...safe for your caravan...safe for your garage...and all you need is provide a little airflow...why c'ant it be good for a sailboat?
you see if the unit is use in accordence with its limitations thers no reasons for it not to be good for boat use...sure if someone wants to use it underway (stupid if you ask me) then its not a good unit...if someone leave it on the floor a midship sure this is not a good idea and can lead to accidents...but a sane and responsible pearson
will do whats needed to appreciate this unit.
The problem with the chimney apart from driling a hole in my boat...3in pipe and 4ft long is a wast of energy, it will blow out heat that should travel the cabine befor exiting the boat...imagin the heat going out faster then the unit can radiate...this vacume will bring in fresh air as fast as it exits...been working all my life with thermoregulation and the onld saying about indians making small fires and sitting close, white man make large fire and sit far away really makes sens...This is what I see in those fancy heaters (wast of energy) probably marketing
? my new maxima burns more gas then my old !!