I really need to install a heater which doesn’t use electric, which will warm/dry the saloon and wheelhouse of our Nauticat 38.
We live aboard at anchor in the UK, with a baby, for 6 months a year, but want to extend that deeper into the winter season.
I’ve gone through the available options and have settled on the Sigmar 120 heater as the best option in terms of fuel, size and heat output.
Now I need to work out where to install the thing! I think we’re going to have to put it against the forward bulkhead in the galley/saloon, just starboard of center, above what on our boat is the cutlery drawers. Unfortunately this will mean upholstery modification and the effective reduction of the saloon double berth into a single.
We have a self tacking stay-sail also which means the flue is going to have to exit the coachroof very close to the foot of the main mast.
It’s a head scratcher to find a better way.
Has anyone already found a decent location for one of these types of heater on a N38?