Thanks guys! Don, you mentioned a conversion to a cat. What did you go with?
I bought a Platinum Cat on ebay several years ago, intending to use it in the 20-ft Avion that I had at the time. I never did get around to that, and the Avion is gone. I just installed it in my Hunter I. It had never been used, so I guess the person that I bought it from never got around to installing it either.
It's the smaller of two models, the 3P12
. It has a fan that vents all of the combustion byproducts to the outside, making it safer than most. This includes water vapor, so there should be no condensation on the windows
. I haven't tried it overnight yet, so we'll see how that works.
I mounted it in a door under the galley, with a flexible LP hose, so I can open the door and face it forward. It has a wall mounted thermostat. In my short tests so far, it seems to put out plenty of heat, and does cycle off when the set temperature is reached. Pictures will be on my web site in a few days.
Apparently at one point, this heater went out of production for a while, but it is now available again, at a higher price than when I bought mine. More info is on the maker's site.
I believe they are a one or two person operation.