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Old 02-13-2017, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Anyone use a diesel furnace on a walk around sport fish with canvas?

My crew is freezing on my Whaler 305 Conquest and my generator is DOA so I can't run a space heater. Mostly looking to heat the helm area which is canvas/strataglass on all sides so some air leakage for sure. I have seen them on lots of pilothoise boats but not one with canvas and would love some input from some folks who have actually done this before I drop $2900 on a unit.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:03 AM   #2
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Have had a couple on larger enclosed boats and the worked good, wouldn't know why they wouldn't do well in your case. Sure Marine out of Seattle has always been my go to people, great service.
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I have a Wallas, I know lots of people with Webasto. Both are good if given care and attention. Their are other brands such as Espar, Toyo and Planar that have good reputations.

Ebay has some knockoff brands as well.

They can be finicky, Do you have a local dealer?
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Go portable propane. Way cheaper. Or fix your gennie.
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Go portable propane. Way cheaper. Or fix your gennie.

Portable propane sounds like a recipe for disaster.. Heavier than air gas, Carbon Monoxide flame hazard, and it puts off a lot of moisture.
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Portable propane sounds like a recipe for disaster.. Heavier than air gas, Carbon Monoxide flame hazard, and it puts off a lot of moisture.
Agree. Sounds like boat fire plus CO poisoning all in one. I think I am going to talk the the Surr guys in Seattle. It seems like heat would make this a perfect pnw boat. Thanks all
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I've got one of these. It hasn't been used for more than 10 hours. And has been removed from the boat for several years and been kept in a garage/boxed storage.

I have everything needed for install including the chimney and fuel tank.

I'd be happy to sell it to you.

http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...61089&id=48848
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