Last winter, in Southport NC, the temperatures got down to 19 degrees at night. One of Diann’s friends told her of the Buddy Heater which runs on propane.
Yacht A Fun, our Gemini catamaran sailboat will be in New Bern NC for the winter of 2016. We bought a “BIG Buddy”. The darned thing does such a good job on low, it’s reminiscent of our Vermont Casting gas log stove when on land !
There is no question that we will enjoy this stove most evenings before going to bed. It sits on the a/c unit. A small room fan blows air across our ceiling to distribute the heat and prevent the ceiling from getting hot from convection currents.
The estimated burn rate is 100 hours on a 20 pound tank. At current fill costs that’s just 20 cents and hour. Using our electric ceramic heater is close to 27 cents an hour at New Bern electric rates- and doesn’t put off as much heat or feel like a fireplace.
Turn off the lights and the Buddy’s red glow warms the salon.
How nice !!
The story / blog of Yacht A Fun, a Gemini catamaran sailboat, traveling the ICW and east coast with insights to the extended cruising life. Mr. Heater ™ BIG Buddy