Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Mr. Heater Big Buddy Propane Heater

Our Hewescraft docked beside our float cabin.
It may not be officially winter yet, but traveling in our 22-foot Hewescraft Ocean Pro up and down the lake can get pretty chilly.

We chose not to pay extra to have a heater installed when we purchased the boat. With an outboard motor it would have been quite expensive for a separate heading system.

Instead we use a portable Mr. Heater Big Buddy propane heater.  It comes in several versions based on state and country regulations. Of course, we have the Canadian model. We secure it with straps at the front of the boat for convenience and safety.

The heater can run on one or two small one pound propane canisters that are installed internally. The heater can also run on more economical 20-pound propane tanks. Safety features include an oxygen depletion sensor and tip-over shut-off features. It will heat up to 450 square feet, but also keeps our boat toasty warm for those winter runs. -- Margy


  1. I bet you are using that today! We got about an inch and a half of snow last night...not melting as shouldn't heat up until later in the week. Just enough to make everything slick since it got colder after it snowed.

  2. Anonymous11:37 AM

    It's definetely winter here, and I understand you need a heater now!

  3. Here in Northern Italy we're living the very first days of Winter too, so we have our heating on ( we do use wood for our boiler ).

    Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend,
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you, dearest friend

    Xx Dany


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