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Old 09-01-2017, 08:42 AM   #20
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City: Maine Coast
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Tortuga
Vessel Model: Nunes Brothers Raised Deck Cruiser
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I have a Dickinson Newport propane fireplace (P12000) on my sailboat. It works quite nicely. It has a double flue and a sealed combustion chamber so it draws in outside air via the outer part of the flue and exhausts up the inner part of the flue. Very safe. The only part of the unit that is too hot to touch is the glass in the door.

On the powerboat I have a Webasto forced air diesel heater. It draws more power than the propane fireplace, but also gives faster heating. It is noisier though.

If you just want to heat the main cabin on your boat the Dickinson propane fireplace is a good choice (assuming you have propane on the boat). It comes with everything you need except the propane hose.
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