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does anyone have an espar heater installed on their Super Maramu?Dear Eric et al,
I am surprised that nobody has replied to your request. We own a Santorin =
B" and it was fitted with an Espar unit. My partner Dennis has had 3 prev=
with Espar units and they all proved problematic. being from a racing rath=
er than a
cruising background heating was in the past not such a priority for me.
Taking account of Dennis' experience we looked at alternatives. We decided=
following was the way to go.
1. For in port where 230v shorepower is available - Marina berth - to use=
heaters. The Forward cabin has this system from new. Incidentally, does a=
Santorin owner know where is the heater supposed to go? I have not figured=
the original Amel concept is.
2. For Motor Sailing I am fitting a matrix heater under the companionway-=
à la car/
truck. Using the heat from the engine which would apart from the heat to t=
calorifier would be used to heat the sea. In broad terms from a diesel eng=
ine of 40kW
cruising at c.50% power ie 15/20kW; you have 30% of the energy to each of (=
power from the engine (ii) exhaust heat (iii) the cooling water and 10% in =
other losses noise, incomplete combustion etc. So why not use the c. 15kw =
cooling to heat the boat. With normal engineering losses etc. or if you pr=
buggeration factors there should be about 5/6kW available with this in mind=
selected a nominal 5.5kW matrix from which I expet to extract 3/4kW to the =
Has any anyone else fitted a similar system?
3. With Dennis' experience in mind I am fitting a Mikuni unit in place of =
Eberspächer unit. We'll see how we make out with this unit.
Eric if it is any use to you I'll send you some photos of our installation.=
If you want
this as a poor second to a Super Maramu installation.
We also have a 1989 Amel Fango for sale if anyone is interested please let =
My e mail is "rob.molly@..."
"khamsin B" formerly "Fidelus"