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phenom152

extreme bilge heater

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phenom152

just bought bilge heater was curious as where to mount it in the engine compartment Thanks

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Pistol Pete

I put mine as low as I could, under the transmission (basically).

You'll want to keep the engine side panels in place and the seat cushions on top of the V-drive area to keep the heat in. Also not a bad idea to block the engine compartment vents as much as possible to keep the heat in.

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phenom152

I put mine as low as I could, under the transmission (basically).

You'll want to keep the engine side panels in place and the seat cushions on top of the V-drive area to keep the heat in. Also not a bad idea to block the engine compartment vents as much as possible to keep the heat in.

ok thanks what way should i face it tward prop or front of boat

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Bill_AirJunky

I have the Boatsafe, which is a bit larger than the Extreme. I mounted it on the side wall. So if I wanted it out of there it came out with the wall easily.

Lowest temps I've seen in the engine compartment were about 38 when it was -8 outside & like 5 in the garage. I understand why you'd think it should be mounted low... heat rises. But I figured it should be mounted high enough that it never gets swamped.

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Bake's Marine

We've had really good luck with the extreme boat heaters, i like how small they are and that they are ABYC approved.

-Paul

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phenom152

well i mounted it (actually set it) if ur looking at rear of motor under the oil filter on fiberglass facing transmission im kinda worried b/c i have never done this wandering if it safe did u mean u mounted it in one of the lockers do u leave the door off and where near the door track or what sorry for all the questions just want to be safe i probbaly have about ten inches of open space in front of it

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Bill_AirJunky

Heres mine. It's the big white thing mounted towards the top right of the pic.

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Boatsafe is the brand of it. It's the Boatsafe Jr listed here.

I've heard good things about Extreme too. And they are a lot smaller than the Boatsafe Jr.

Whichever one you go with, just mount it according to their instructions. Mine is high enough & out of the way enough that I leave it in there all the time, summer or winter. The only reason I pull it is the same reasons you pull the divider wall itself, to do something in the engine compartment.

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