Heating a small boat

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by pill hill, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. pill hill

    pill hill New Member

    Hi yall...say any input on heating a small boat in winter whilst fishing ect ...
    Like a heater core / fan somehow rigged to outboard (17' hardtop w/yam 115 2stroke)
  2. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    Buddy heater
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  3. Fins -n- Skins

    Fins -n- Skins Well-Known Member

    Do a search on this subject lots of info !!
  4. pill hill

    pill hill New Member

    Buddy Heater would be great..are they safe in proximity of fuel tanks??
  5. pill hill

    pill hill New Member

    havent managed to find anythg too conclusive yet...
  6. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

  7. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    Love my Mr Buddy, place in the front near between captain and passenger chair that way you are warm while waiting and cooler while fighting that seal for your fish!
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  8. ericl

    ericl Well-Known Member

    Be sure to check-out Coast Guard & ABYC standards on this subject
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  9. pill hill

    pill hill New Member

    Thx...looks like buddys the way to go!
    Its just a little hard to forget about the ever present smell of gasoline fumes...
  10. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Why, do you have a fuel leak ?
    You shouldn't smell gas otherwise
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  11. pill hill

    pill hill New Member

    Good point..ah guess its just portables venti
  12. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Member

    I have a buddy heater I put in the cuddy. Nice and warm for when you need to use the potty. and the heat comes out to where you steer from.
    I also have built in tank that vents out transom area. I wouldn't use it if I smelled gasoline.
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  13. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    A propane sniffer and carbon monoxide detector are good ideas to be safe with propane on board. I have both on my boat for my Buddy Heater and alcohol stove.
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  14. NautiGirl

    NautiGirl Well-Known Member

    Wool sweater. Warm boots. Raingear. Hot coffee.

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