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Yep, Eberspacher, wouldn't boat without it. It heat's the hot water cylinder, and pumps thru 3 heater matrix's, 2 single ones in the aft cabins, and a double size one in the saloon. Warms the whole boat in about 20 minutes.

In summer you just shut off the heaters & leave it heating the hot water.

If you got really creative you can bend up some stainless tube, run it thru that on the way to the heater or hot water cylinder, and have a heated towel rail!

 

The fuel line is about 3mm, uses very little diesel. Like .3ltrs an hour or something. And to heat the water is about 15 minutes,

  

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Cool. Or rather hot.

Do your 3 matrixes (matrices sp?) each have their own fan blower? And individual thermostat?

And does yours link to the engine(s) i.e. pre-heat the cold blocks before starting and take heat from the hot blocks when running engines as well as heating?

And finally, who installed it?

Cheers 

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43 minutes ago, Fogg said:

Cool. Or rather hot.

Do your 3 matrixes (matrices sp?) each have their own fan blower? And individual thermostat?

And does yours link to the engine(s) i.e. pre-heat the cold blocks before starting and take heat from the hot blocks when running engines as well as heating?

And finally, who installed it?

Cheers 

Each little heater has a computer type fan behind it. Switched with high & low blower speed. No thermostat, no concierge either. :-)  

We don't have ours plumbed into the engines, just simple turn it on if you're cold sort of stuff. Yanmars have to take care of themselves.

Westpark Marine Engineering looks after the boat now, they are familiar with them. It's pretty simple stuff though, and Dometic who are the agent may recommend an installer?  

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Hi, pretty much ditto what BK said.

We did the donkey work ourselves - ran hoses - installed unit and exhaust and fans etc - marine electrician for the wiring and the boys from 

Aquaplumb to do the diesel connection, valves and initial setup/priming etc.

🤙 All good and luvin’ it!!

 

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Thanks. I’ll take a closer look when the boat arrives and I’ve obviously got some time to sort heating before the winter chills kick in. My last heating system was airtropic and it just about worked ok but not suitable for new boat.

An extra complication (or maybe a solution?) the new boat has air conditioning running to all 3 cabins so it already has ducting. I wonder if I can somehow reuse that for a heating system...?

 

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23 hours ago, Fogg said:

An extra complication (or maybe a solution?) the new boat has air conditioning running to all 3 cabins so it already has ducting. I wonder if I can somehow reuse that for a heating system...?

 

We have AC also and use that for heating in winter

3 of our units are reversible, 1 one is cooling only 

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