A part of the original order was an Ebersbächer hot air diesel heater. To my surprise (and unfortunately) the standard mount did not include a silencer on the exhaust pipe, thus annoying neighbouring sailors in the marina with a sound resembling take-off of an F16 fighter plane. To avoid this I have mounted a new exhaust pipe with integrated silencer (very efficient). A silencer has also been mounted on the air intake to the cabin and heating is now almost completely silent. A further problem with the installed heater system was, that the ducting (more than 5 m from the heater to the main inlet in the salon) were without any kind of insulation, thus giving way to a considerable loss of heat which simply diminished the efficiency of the heating system. We have now isolated the pipes using 13mm foam coils purchased in a building market and fastend with plastic strips.
In order to avoid moist under the bunks we have found (and use) a very efficient product called 3-Mesh™ which keeps an airflow under the mattresses at all times (see below).
|Hot air pipes leading from heater (located port aft.) under bunks has been insulated with standard 13 mm foam coils fr|
| Foam coil (13mm, fire resistant)
||3 MESH™ insulation is used under all mattresses in order to keep everything dry (important in a cool Scandinavian autumn)|