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Saturday,29 November, 2014
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Given the publicity they get, I’m assuming there are a good number of ecofan (or similar) users out there?

We designed our boat to make sure we had the stove ‘mid-ships’ so the heat would be distributed.

This works well for the saloon and galley, except there is a bulkhead behind the stove and so the front of the boat does not get as much heat.

An ecofan seems like a good idea, but do they make any difference when they work at right angles to the length of the boat. By which I mean we would have to place it ‘blowing’ left to right. Hope that make some sense?

All experiences welcome…

Thanks

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Sunday,30 November, 2014
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I bought an ecofan this year and wish I had got it sooner.  I use it at 45 degrees or so as I do not like a warm bedroom.  My stove is between the saloon and the galley and I find the main benefit is to circulate some of the heat downwards and no longer have the hot layer at the ceiling.

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Sunday,30 November, 2014
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We wouldn’t be without ours either. It makes about 3 degrees difference at the back end with the fan on. When it stopped working a couple of winters ago we thought we would put up without one whilst waiting for the chance to buy a new motor. It soon became apparent that we couldn’t and a short bus ride got us a new fan.

If you want to spend the money, there is another make that uses a Stirling engine to drive the fan. It would be a wonderful conversation piece.

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Monday,1 December, 2014
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I agree with Pearley and Alan, wouldnt be without ours either.

There are two bulkheads between our lounge and bedroom (bathroom in between).  We leave the doors open when the fire and fan are on. If the door gets shut, it is amazing how much difference there is in the heat so the fan is able to push some of the heat down there.( i know having the doors open  allows some heat to circulate naturally but i think the fan does make a difference.)

They are not cheap, but well worth having in my opinion.

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Sunday,7 December, 2014
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Hi, Another vote for the Ecofan!

We bought our boat a little over a year ago and the Ecofan at the same time. The stove  is central  behind the shower and room and bedroom and facing our seats,  dinette and kitchen.  We are always more than comfortably  warm anywhere in our living area, the bedroom is deliberately cooler.  

As I write this the temperature in the dining area, approx. halfway between the stove and the door to the  back deck is 74 degrees f., and 43 on the deck.  We certainly would not want to be without our fan.

Monday,8 December, 2014
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Thanks for all the replies …. let’s hope Santa see’s this and takes the hint :)

Hmmm, bit of a worry as I suppose the stove flue is too narrow for the sleigh !!

Cheers

PB

Friday,16 October, 2015
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Hi All, lurked here since Paul started the site and it seems that many of you believe the Eco Fan to be the Holy Grail. Browsing the web tonight and this ad  popped up   http://www.roundwood.com/produ…..2.aspx   seems to be just the ticket and cheaper than some have talked about. Happy boating……..Wilks

Saturday,17 October, 2015
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wilks said
Hi All, lurked here since Paul started the site and it seems that many of you believe the Eco Fan to be the Holy Grail. Browsing the web tonight and this ad  popped up   http://www.roundwood.com/produ…..2.aspx   seems to be just the ticket and cheaper than some have talked about. Happy boating……..Wilks

Thanks for the link, but it’s broken. Can you try adding it again?

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Saturday,17 October, 2015
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Paul Smith said

wilks said
Hi All, lurked here since Paul started the site and it seems that many of you believe the Eco Fan to be the Holy Grail. Browsing the web tonight and this ad  popped up   http://www.roundwood.com/produ…..2.aspx   seems to be just the ticket and cheaper than some have talked about. Happy boating……..Wilks

Thanks for the link, but it’s broken. Can you try adding it again?

Suspect it may be this page.

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Tuesday,27 October, 2015
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Paul B said
Thanks for all the replies …. let’s hope Santa see’s this and takes the hint :)

Hmmm, bit of a worry as I suppose the stove flue is too narrow for the sleigh !!

Cheers

PB

Just came across this i know its about a year old ,but did,nt you know santa is magicalKiss

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