Heaters on boats?

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by wylie catter, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. wylie catter

    wylie catter New Member

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    What have some of you guys tried in the way of heat on your boat?
    I am thinking about putting a little kerosene heater on mine. I guess it will be safe as long as the wind isn't bad. One draw back will be the smell. I'll probably only handle it with gloves on.

    I'm looking forward to new ideas.
     
  2. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    I use a propane heater
     

  3. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    I've never tried it, but I would guess that any heater with tip-over protection would be problematic on a boat.

    One of those radiant heaters that screws directly to a 20# propane bottle might be your best bet. If you set the bottle in a milk crate, they're not too tippy, and could be pretty easily tied down.
     
  4. Moose1

    Moose1 New Member

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    i use a mr. heater on my poontoon, it hooks to a propane bottle.
    no smell ,no mess, and on a 20lb bottle it will last for days.
    elwood:cool2:
     
  5. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    I use a propane heater. With a tarp holding the wind out, it can make an ugly day warm.
     
  6. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Propane convection heater works great to take off the chill. Use one at least in the 12-15000 btu range, the ones that hook up to a 20lb cylinder. Those little tent heaters on a 1 lb cylinder will just tease you.:smile2:
     
  7. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Propane is the only way to go!We use the double element made by Mr.Heater.You can sit in the boat in a t-shirt with snow on the ground!Just make sure your still prepared if you run out of propane.:wink: