Cruisers & Sailing Forums (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/)
-   Liveaboard's Forum (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f74/)
-   -   Best heater (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f74/best-heater-134447.html)

Fearnow 11-10-2014 05:41

Best heater
 
I read a few posts about diesel but the fume issue is a deal breaker. Any other good ideas. It's getting a little nippy in the Washington area.

Jentine 11-10-2014 06:51

Re: Best heater
 
If you are staying in DC, I would invest in either an Espar or similar diesel heater. It uses the same fuel as your boat so you don't need a secondary storage facility. If you are passing through, a clay flower pot atop the stove or a portable propane heater will suffice until you get farther south. Camping stores will have plenty of choices of heaters. If you are in a marina, you can use electric until the cost kills you. Other than that there are few practical choices. Coal, wood, and renewable sources have severe limiting factors.
The best solution is to head as far south as you can before the really cold weather arrives.:smile:

Fearnow 11-10-2014 07:09

Re: Best heater
 
Thanks, I will be here for the winter, but only using my boat as an office. My home is here too, until I can talk my wife into moving on board. Will look a the Espar.

SV.Maverick 11-10-2014 15:53

Re: Best heater
 
I would go Espar,,I have never heard the clay pot thing.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:40.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.