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Old 11-10-2019, 01:15 PM   #20
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City: Port Orchard
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Ironside
Vessel Model: 54' Bruce Roberts design, custom built, steel, sailboat hull, single CAT 3306 Turbo.
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 390
Originally Posted by makobuilders View Post
Thatís a nice big stove. How many BTUs is it, and how many BTUs can be transferred to the water coils?

Have you calculated all this out because it doesnít seem that unitís little coil could produce sufficient hot water for your radiator system. Or are the radiators just to provide supplemental heat to remote areas like the head and the bridge?

This unit is capable doing 16,674 Kcals. I donít know, if this will make cabins steaming hot, but this was not the purpose anyway. My main goal is to keep the boat dry. Even today, I run a small oil filled electrical radiator heater down below and keep window slightly open for airflow out. The boat is dry now.
When Refleks will function, it will warm up the salon nicely and provide some warmth down below in the cabins and bathroom. I like sleeping in cool room. The PNW winter in Seattle is mostly mild, so I am worried about calories as much.
The coil inside is not that small. See photo.
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