Where Credit is Due December 2011 Issue

Where Credit is Due: December 2011


Grainger 480
Photo courtesy of Peter Brown

Anchored off Vancouver Island, the crew aboard Peter Brown’s Grainger 480 stays warm thanks to ScanMarine and two Wallas heaters.

I am writing to give credit where it is certainly due to ScanMarine in Seattle (www.scanmarineusa.com), which sells some very fine boat heating products. Trying to heat a 48-foot custom sailing catamaran with its considerable internal volume is not a walk in the park. The first time through, I really didn’t get it right; this isn’t a mistake your wife will forgive if you’re cruising north of 48 North.

I was then lucky to have the input of Doug, Bruce, and Mike at ScanMarine. They came out to the boat more than once, checked out my installation, and worked with me for a long time to get it right—all without charge. In the end, I installed two new Wallas 40 Dt heaters with their guidance. It’s been a full season of trouble-free cruising to the Gulf islands and Desolation Sound with abundant, quiet, reliable heat. If heating your boat is of interest, you owe it to yourself to give them a call.

Peter M. Brown
Taj, Grainger 480
Seattle, Wash.

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