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nyryan2001

12V electric heaters?

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nyryan2001

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Looking for feedback on potentially using one of these... I am thinking installed either in the observer's compartment or behind the driver.

http://dcthermal.com/catalog/12-volt-ducted-heaters The make a marine version, likely would get a 3 outlet one.

I am tracking it pulls 40amps... definitly not something I'd be using and blasting the stereo at the same time. It'd likely only get a month of use in late SEPT/OCT and then again quite a bit March thru early May.

Seems very attractive with no fluids to wineterize.. would have to fab a pullout ducting system to make it a marine setup like we see in boats.

Any thoughts?

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shawndoggy

a hydronic heater won't get so hot as to potentially set your boat on fire.

Also don't you have closed cooling? No fluids to winterize because the heater runs on antifreeze not raw water.

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FastFreddy

I think youll find that 8000 btu is not much heat. Plus youll definetely need a second battery. 40 amps of draw is a lot. Why not get the heatercraft?

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shawndoggy

I think youll find that 8000 btu is not much heat. Plus youll definetely need a second battery. 40 amps of draw is a lot. Why not get the heatercraft?

That's a good point. The heatercraft 3 vent claims to put out 40,000 btus.

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tvano

.. would have to fab a pullout ducting system to make it a marine setup like we see in boats.

if you decide on the electric heater you might consider sourcing the hot tubes from heatercraft rather than having to jury rig

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FastFreddy

if you decide on the electric heater you might consider sourcing the hot tubes from heatercraft rather than having to jury rig

By the time you spend the money on hot tubes from heater craft and all you might as well go with the tested and proven heatercraft. I'm sure the ~$100 you'll save won't be worth it.

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martinarcher

Our Heatercraft is awesome. Tons of heat and I figured it would be a pain to install, but it wasn't bad at all. My latest addition is a circulation pump that circulates engine water through the heater when the engine is off. It's nice to have heat when just floating on cool days.

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FastFreddy

Our Heatercraft is awesome. Tons of heat and I figured it would be a pain to install, but it wasn't bad at all. My latest addition is a circulation pump that circulates engine water through the heater when the engine is off. It's nice to have heat when just floating on cool days.

That little 12V solar pump someone suggested on here was a definite great addition to the heater. Mine will put heat out for approximately 15 minutes after the engine is turned off when the pump is on and the heater on high. I compared it to the Y-pipe and the circulation pump is way better.

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