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Old 02-28-2014, 01:26 AM   #2
Pau Hana
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City: Seattle, WA
Country: Good Ol' US of A!
Vessel Name: Pau Hana
Vessel Model: 1989 PT52 Overseas Yachtfisher
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Originally Posted by Wilson View Post
Is there any reason why a person would not want to use an on demand type hot water heater for their boat? I'd like to have some hot water, but I really don't need very much of it at all, hand washing, dishes... Pulled out the generator, electric stove, electric water heater. Probably put in a propane stove, water heater if necessary, but the on demand heater seems like a good idea to me. Feel free to tell me why I am wrong in wanting something that simple cause I don't know better, just yet.
On demand is nice for light usage- as long as you're dockside. Once you are away from land, you're SOL, as you have no genset, nor do you have the heat exchanger found in a marine water heater. Propane is an option, albeit a spendy one.

Any reason why you're shying away from the standard marine water heater?
Peter- Marine Insurance Guru & tuna fishing addict!

1989 52' PT Overseas yachtfisher
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