Post by Deleted on Feb 2, 2020 20:45:07 GMT
magnetman - yes, skirting ones are what I was thinking of. Will check out that brand. The infrared ones looked pricey but swooshy - perhaps for somewhere high up and less grubby.
naughtyfox - I looked at heat pumps (air and water) when first buying first boat. Would love to be able to justify one!
Fortunately wind turbines and candles are out on the grounds of (a) lack of wind/proximity of tunnels to boat through and (b) flames/smoke (the little fluffies can also be left long enough to outlast candles/stoves etc) so I don't feel the need to comment on those :-) Similarly old skool electric fires (it took me until university to have a real ouch, but I did...).
dogless - this boat _is_ my home. Not a retreat so I want it as complex as necessary to make it comfortable and convenient. The play boat has a lovely Epping. You can come clean it for me some time :-)
lollygagger - the 20cm is including feet if you have it free standing. Less on wall. :-) And yes, I was thinking of it as 'back up' heating so hoping for not too much power.
JohnV - yes, quite a bit below the gunwale - was thinking of just above the skirting/pipe box. Am hoping it wouldn't be too hot against wood panelling? I def want something fixed to wall with cabling all affixed too.
chewy - I was hoping 'occasional use' meant 'not powerful enough to rely on all the time' rather than 'breaks if used' but that could be my optimism bias talking...
@bp3 - as a live-aboard daily use is pretty much a given but with job/mutts/etc time to mess with fires isn't. There is a dog walker who comes to the marina but I don't think they also offer a 'stove tending for warmth of mutts & assorted fluffies' service!
Thank you all (including @blacksheep whose post seems to have come, been quoted, and gone before I got to see it!)
You could always ask MikeTheBoilerman on the other channel..