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Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by bruce, Apr 9, 2004.

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  1. bruce

    bruce Guest

    I've spent the last couple of hours on google trying to find an innovative
    way of heating the cabin.
    there seems to be plenty of marine lpg/kerosene/alcohol or wood heaters on
    the market that might do the job with their own degree of safety.

    has anyone found anything that would provide cabin heating that could be
    powered from a solar panel & (3)battery bank?
     
  2. Keith

    Keith Guest

    I can't imagine that a setup like that would perform better than simply
    letting the sun heat the boat. Not trying to be a smartass, but with all the
    efficiency losses, you're not going to end up with much heat. In the winter,
    I have all the covers off my pilothouse windows, and it acts like a nice
    greenhouse. I put a fan in the hatch where it blows that warm air down into
    the saloon, and it works very well. Maybe you can look at how to just let
    more sun into the boat during the day, then insulate and close off at night.

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    Keith
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    Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the
    difference.
     
  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    You don't need electrical for a Dickinson diesel/kerosene cabin heater. It
    is try that it is easier to get them started if you use the little booster
    fan.

    I have used both the Dickinson cabin heater and galley stoves on my last two
    boats. I'm even using cabin heater in my work shop and I most times I don't
    have a battery available for that little fan.

    Steve
    s/v Good Intentions
     
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