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    Default Good Value Boat heaters

    Anyone any experience of these. At £120 they seem very good value for money

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-5000W....c100508.m3226

    I would be interested to hear from people that has one or one similar



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    Default Re: Good Value Boat heaters

    D.,
    seems like planar gets excellent reviews on the PBO, have a look there (threads started by oldgit and pagoda)

    at that sort of price even having a reverse cycle aircon I'd be temped (if I was using the boat in the winter that is...)

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    Default Re: Good Value Boat heaters

    As above, have a look at the other threads.

    I'm a big fan of them.

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    Default Re: Good Value Boat heaters

    I have one, so far, so good. There have be reports problems, but often due to poor installation. Glow plugs are a weak point and the supplied wire is a bit thin so voltage drop may also be a problem. Both of these are easily solved
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    Default Re: Good Value Boat heaters

    Looks too cheap to be a new planar, probably a cheap chinese copy.

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    Default Re: Good Value Boat heaters

    Quote Originally Posted by snowbird30ds View Post
    Looks too cheap to be a new planar, probably a cheap chinese copy.
    Well I have just ordered one. I will set it up in the workshop and see how it goes. Cheap is an interesting word. Sould we use. Good value, Inexpensive or another word.
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    Default Re: Good Value Boat heaters

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
    Well I have just ordered one. I will set it up in the workshop and see how it goes. Cheap is an interesting word. Sould we use. Good value, Inexpensive or another word.
    To be fair, they are 'cheap' in terms of price and build quality. You can pick a full heater kit, with timer and remote control for a little over a hundred quid. You can't expect a great deal for that price, but so far I have been pleasantly surprised.
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    Default Re: Good Value Boat heaters

    Here is a good video about it. I think the one I posted is this one but you get more controls with the one I ordered. Looks amazing value

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YthaCqkMOs
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    Default Re: Good Value Boat heaters

    I would be wary about the silencer unless in an open position as it looks spot welded in the piccie and won't be fully sealed, interesting translation for the fuel tank....

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    Default Re: Good Value Boat heaters

    A friend recently bought one as a garage heater and is very pleased with it, will be interesting to see the long term reliability.
    They are Chinese copies of a Planar.

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