HAUL OUT MONDAY!
Because we are going to winter mostly at anchor, we thought it was a good time to pull out the heating unit and give it some TLC. We have a Wallas forced air (blowing fan) diesel furnace with two vents – one aft at the navigation table and one forward near the v-berth.
It is tucked away near the stern underneath our propane locker – this means boat yoga. Carol’s turn!
It opened easily:
Carol carefully cleaned out the burner and we decided to replace the “wick” which in our case is a glass mat circle (new and old here – the old mat broke while Carol removed it):
We also bought a second spare mat and a spare glow pin. Those are, apparently, the most often needed spares. Putting it back together was a puzzle. Everything slides back in but you have to hold all of the other bits while sliding in later bits or…JENGA! Definitely a two-person four-handed job.
More boat yoga by Carol, remounted, tested et voila – we have a tuned up heater.