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View Poll Results: Would you have any interest in a cabin heating system?
Yes! Tell me all about it, and when can I order one? 32 35.16%
Hmm. Sounds interesting. 39 42.86%
I doubt it. 15 16.48%
No way. 5 5.49%
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:44 PM
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An old thread, but this is a project I've been considering. It would be nice to keep the cabin warm during long deliveries and harbor-hopping. Although I'm more likely to cobble up something with junkyard parts. Why throw away "free" heat when it's available?

(I do have a Force 10 Propane heater in the cabin. Also, the standpipe exhaust is right under the helmsman's seat and makes a nice warm spot when motoring long distances.)

To keep the cabin warm while under way, I may need to come up with a more convenient hatch arrangement than the drop boards. I've spent some winter weekends on boats with engine-heaters and the cabin never got very warm due to the traffic in and out through the companionway.

I wonder if one needs to worry about creating back-pressure on the Oberdorfer pump, what with the water heater (already installed), heater core, and all associated hoses? Especially if one of them goes all the way up to the V-berth.
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:27 AM
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To keep the cabin warm while under way, I may need to come up with a more convenient hatch arrangement than the drop boards. I've spent some winter weekends on boats with engine-heaters and the cabin never got very warm due to the traffic in and out through the companionway.
Have a canvas cover made for the main hatch with snaps to secure it. When anchored or even when under way keep the drop boards removed and the canvas cover draped over the hatch to cover it. Secure the canvas by the top snaps only. If someone wants to go below or up on deck they flip the up the cover then let it drop back down.
A bonus is using this arrangement when anchored or even in the marina is you can use the cover in this manner for privacy but still have easy access on and off the deck.
This arrangement is common in my boating area.

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we have a webasto diesel heater PNW cruiser here so need something to takr the chill off
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