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Old 01-06-2018, 18:08   #16
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Re: Electric Blanket on Modified Sine Wave Inverter

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Worth every penny. And won't set your boat on fire.

You can actually order one to fit your V-berth.
worth every penny??? Over 1200 bucks??? For a glorified blanket?

You must have a lot of spare pennies!

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Re: Electric Blanket on Modified Sine Wave Inverter

Hot water bottle also won't set your boat on fire and generates its own heat
Insulated, it'll keep the body core warm for a while.
No problems with moisture or mold or storage like a thick blanket
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If you can put up with the smell and don't mind the odd flee a couple of decent sized dogs will do a pretty good job.


Hence Three Dog Night?
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Have you a good source for marine quality 12 volt dogs?

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Good one Jim, I'm still chuckling.

It does not get cold enough anywhere in Australia to warrant production however it is rumored that you can buy good quality, low voltage sleeping companion hounds in the South Island of New Zealand.
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worth every penny??? Over 1200 bucks??? For a glorified blanket?

You must have a lot of spare pennies!

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Well we saved quite a few when we stopped using them to heat the boat.

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If you can put up with the smell and don't mind the odd flee a couple of decent sized dogs will do a pretty good job.
Any other Boomers remember the band Three Dog Night?
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Re: Electric Blanket on Modified Sine Wave Inverter

Yes, using electric heat off a bank at night seems just nuts to me.

And via an inverter even more so.

Even in Arctic conditions.
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Worth every penny. And won't set your boat on fire.

You can actually order one to fit your V-berth.
I would never spend that on my bed at home, let alone for something which will soon reek of diesel and run the risk of getting wet... and probably will only be used for a few weeks of the year.

But the whole idea of our electric blanket is --- to avoid the cold shock when getting into bed.

No comforter, no hot water bottle, no fleecy lined anything --is going do that. Only an electric blanket.

It's switched off when we hit the sack--as are the ones at home--and then the blankets or doona do their work to keep us warm during the night.

Our doona is in fact an unzipped sleeping back.

Yep, we're parsimonious!
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