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kielderman says:

had an eberspacher hot air diesel heater in my boat (BEYOND THERAPY)
but its stoped working....wondered if anyone can help
it was working fine ..put all fittings in boat s/s vent etc now selling boat but wondered if its worth fixing heater and reinstalling..
would it up the price or am i wasting my time..
was told it was most likely the glow plug at fault?
7:18AM, 24 February 2008 PDT (permalink)

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Skykomish E29 says:

Hi We have thes Eberspacher heaters on the ambulances and they are great all the time they are working but regularly breakdown. Personally unless your buyer is keen to have one I wouldn't bother selling it with the boat, perhaps selling it as a seperate item would be more viable. Quite frankly I don't know what the others think but a heater like this is a bit wasted on an achilles.
I believe that they are simple to fix and i can perhaps ask one of our fitters likely causes of failure, if you are intrerested.

I use an electric tube heater in the marina which is adequate for background heating though was a bit challlenged on new years eve night when we slept on board and had to resort to fan heater.

An Eberspacher would mean carrying extra diesel , I believe that you have a Vire petrol inboard, so that means extra fuel weight.

personally I wouldn't pay extra to have this on board the Achilles, but I am sure you would get a good price on e bay for it.
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kielderman says:

thanks for the rely...nice to get help...
its a shame i wasted so much on fittings for it...
never mind lesson learnt.
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Skykomish E29 says:

I must stress that that was my opinion others may disagree, all in all I don't think that you would have any trouble getting rid of it on E bay as it is a versatile unit that could fit most boats.
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