I have been having a debate about portable gas fires on boats on another blog. I concede they are not the very best solution, but I can't find any evidence for tragedies where a portable gas heater was cited . However there are plenty to be found involving solid fuel fires. So with that in mind I though I'd share the heater that I am using to warm the boat at the moment. This should raise the game and comments :-)
Its running on low here at a mere 58kw and pumping out 1600 cu/m an hour. About 10 minutes is plenty every 3-4 hours. In fact I left it on for 20 minutes this morning while I took a phone call outside. I needed to strip the the waist to work in there. I had to give up on the electric heaters. They're way too slow.
On the gas theme I have fitted the auto changeover and put the first part of the gas main in to the boat.
I have been working on the central heating as well. I have connected the port and starboard flow and returns together, and put the tails out to the engine bay where the heater is and I have started to connect the radiators in preparation for a pressure test. I should pick up my calorifier next week so I can finish the heating system.