Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-12-2016, 19:21   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Portland maine
Boat: 1986 Catalina 27
Posts: 85
Images: 3
Small water heater anyone?

Does anyone know of a 4 gallon water heater? Or maybe a 6 gallon heater that isn't quite so darn big? I have the perfect spot in my boat for a water heater but the standard 13 by 13 by 19 is much too big for the spot. Any products out there?
__________________

Sailuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 19:38   #2
Registered User
 
GypseaSoul's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 14
Re: Small water heater anyone?

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1127.JPG
Views:	174
Size:	81.8 KB
ID:	137965
__________________

GypseaSoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 19:39   #3
Registered User
 
GypseaSoul's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 14
Re: Small water heater anyone?

Measures roughly 13x13x14
GypseaSoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 19:39   #4
Registered User
 
GypseaSoul's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 14
Re: Small water heater anyone?

4 gallons, 120v
GypseaSoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 19:42   #5
Registered User
 
Jacko's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Far North Queensland Australia
Boat: John Pugh / Currawong 48/OAL
Posts: 202
Re: Small water heater anyone?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailuke View Post
Does anyone know of a 4 gallon water heater? Or maybe a 6 gallon heater that isn't quite so darn big? I have the perfect spot in my boat for a water heater but the standard 13 by 13 by 19 is much too big for the spot. Any products out there?
Hi Sailuke Im in Aussie cant tell you where to go for this but I have a Great 15ltr 240/12 vlt unit that I bought from an RV supplier so maybe you could track down your local RV people and find the same Cheers
Jacko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 21:40   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
newhaul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: puget sound washington
Boat: 1968 Islander bahama 24 hull 182, 1963 columbia 29 defender. hull # 60
Posts: 8,497
Re: Small water heater anyone?

How about tank less point of use units they make them in electric and gas.
__________________
Non illigitamus carborundum
newhaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 21:47   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 105
Re: Small water heater anyone?

Yep, 2.5 gal to 4 gal at home depot or Lowe's or online,amazon,jet,ebay
Sidney777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2016, 05:52   #8
Registered User
 
stevec195's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fairhope, AL
Boat: Allied Seawind II #103
Posts: 174
Send a message via Skype™ to stevec195
Re: Small water heater anyone?

ISO-temp makes a nice 16L unit with anti scald valve included.
stevec195 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2016, 06:45   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Portland maine
Boat: 1986 Catalina 27
Posts: 85
Images: 3
Re: Small water heater anyone?

I seem to have forgotten to mention that the heater needs to have the heat exchange loop. I've never plugged into 120v and never want too.
Sailuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2016, 06:56   #10
Senior Cruiser
 
newhaul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: puget sound washington
Boat: 1968 Islander bahama 24 hull 182, 1963 columbia 29 defender. hull # 60
Posts: 8,497
Re: Small water heater anyone?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailuke View Post
I seem to have forgotten to mention that the heater needs to have the heat exchange loop. I've never plugged into 120v and never want too.
That would be an important item to mention . Knowing that well your options are kind of limited . There ain't much out there . I would still look at a point of use propane fired unit. There are a couple I have seen that are for marine use.
__________________
Non illigitamus carborundum
newhaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2016, 07:00   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,429
Re: Small water heater anyone?

What are the dimensions of the space you're trying to fit into??

I assume by not plugging into A/C also means you don't have a generator of any kind?
Shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2016, 07:46   #12
Registered User
 
stevec195's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fairhope, AL
Boat: Allied Seawind II #103
Posts: 174
Send a message via Skype™ to stevec195
Re: Small water heater anyone?

No reason you can't buy a electric heater with exchange and just not hook the electrics up.
stevec195 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2016, 07:59   #13
Marine Service Provider
 
boatpoker's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Whitby, Ontario or Bahamas
Boat: Benford 38 Fantail Cruiser
Posts: 4,123
Re: Small water heater anyone?

Quote:
Originally Posted by newhaul View Post
That would be an important item to mention . Knowing that well your options are kind of limited . There ain't much out there . I would still look at a point of use propane fired unit. There are a couple I have seen that are for marine use.
Not that it's important to everyone but none of these propane units meet ABYC Standards.
__________________
That hysterical laughter you hear as you sail a way in your "new" boat ..... is the seller.
boatpoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2016, 09:22   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Currently Iceland
Boat: Van de Stadt, Samoa, 47
Posts: 21
Re: Small water heater anyone?

Why not get one custom made, the only difficult item to find is the looped heat exchange tube, but most good pipe benders could make up something close that would require minimal welding and then just get a fabricator to weld up a box of the size you want.
We used a stainless steel car exhaust body and blank ends to form the basis of our central heating water source. Slightly different to your needs as it uses 240 regular house hold water heating elements but you get the idea.
Andy on Destiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2016, 09:51   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 105
Re: Small water heater anyone?

Espar heaters. Webasto heaters. ??
__________________

Sidney777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sigmar 190 diesel heater vs dickinson lofoten diesel heater donhodd Off Topic Forum 9 23-02-2015 12:22
Does anyone know of a small diesel generator built like the small quiet honda type . Southern Spirit Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 7 30-11-2013 09:39
Hot Water Heater / Block Heater? - 3GM30 BareProductions Engines and Propulsion Systems 9 23-02-2013 19:12
Force 10 Diesel Heater vs Taylor 068 Paraffin heater Tailwheel Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 3 23-10-2011 07:54
Gas Water Heater or Combined Calorifier / Immersion Heater ? simonmd Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 5 30-12-2010 08:50

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:27.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.