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tp121
01-14-2011, 10:07 PM
anyone interested in a boat heater

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=13392

east tx skier
01-14-2011, 11:41 PM
Sounds like a great idea, but, unfortunately, ... Rules regarding group buys (http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=304299&postcount=51).

tp121
01-15-2011, 01:14 AM
Sounds like a great idea, but, unfortunately, ... Rules regarding group buys (http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=304299&postcount=51).

thanks for letting me know:)

east tx skier
01-15-2011, 10:28 AM
No problem. Wish it weren't the case.

brucemac
01-15-2011, 12:34 PM
hey eastie, how come? no big deal to me, just curious is all.

too many hard feelings and broken promises?

east tx skier
01-15-2011, 06:05 PM
hey eastie, how come? no big deal to me, just curious is all.

too many hard feelings and broken promises?

My understanding was that some of MC's partners didn't like group buys for competing businesses going on here. So the powers that be here said no mas. There may have been more to it. It has been this way for a very long time at this point (maybe 2004 or so).

wheelerd
01-16-2011, 03:01 AM
I've actually been looking at HeaterCraft units myself. I've found the best price to be www.MarineNutz.com out of Seattle. They are much cheaper than from HeaterCraft's own website.

Also, if you're looking for a 2-vent unit, Jeep and 4x4 sites have the 2 1/2" vent units for as low as $165. These have exactly the same specs as the 3" vent units as far as BTU, fan speed, etc. If your ducting is short the overall difference in final airflow would be marginal I would think.

macattack
01-22-2011, 04:18 PM
If you are interested in a heater, the folks over at the other site have about finalized the details with Heater Craft. You will save over $200 off retail...you can either purchase a 3 or 4 vent complete system. They need at least 10 people to receive the maximum discount...tks, mac

Ric
01-24-2011, 06:42 PM
Here is a link to one on ski it again . Not new, but complete in good, working condition.
http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?topic=Search&postid=14394

JohnE
01-24-2011, 06:46 PM
Here is a link to one on ski it again . Not new, but complete in good, working condition.
http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?topic=Search&postid=14394

With the weather here I might buy that and add a 2nd heater.

thatsmrmastercraft
01-24-2011, 06:59 PM
With the weather here I might buy that and add a 2nd heater.

Does it come with a defroster for the windshield? :rolleyes:

Sodar
01-24-2011, 07:02 PM
Here is a link to one on ski it again . Not new, but complete in good, working condition.
http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?topic=Search&postid=14394

Good buy at ROPS.COM

Ric
01-24-2011, 07:08 PM
Good buy at ROPS.COM
I need to sell you a helmet

flipper
01-24-2011, 07:34 PM
He wears one on the bus everyday doesn't he?

macattack
02-04-2011, 10:36 AM
The "other" site is going to pull the trigger next week (7-11 Feb) on the group heater buy; the complete HeaterCraft 3-vent kit is $323.50 (2 adjustable hot tubes, 1 fixed) and the 4-vent is $347.50 (3 adjustable tubes, 1 fixed). They needed a minimum of 10 people for the maximum group discount; currently they have 12. If anyone else is interested, I'm sure you can add your name to the list...later, mac

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=13392

j4rowell
02-05-2011, 11:48 AM
The "other" site is going to pull the trigger next week (7-11 Feb) on the group heater buy; the complete HeaterCraft 3-vent kit is $323.50 (2 adjustable hot tubes, 1 fixed) and the 4-vent is $347.50 (3 adjustable tubes, 1 fixed). They needed a minimum of 10 people for the maximum group discount; currently they 12. If anyone else is interested, I'm sure you can add your name to the list...later, mac

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=13392

I got in on that. Great deal. Ends 2-7-11. Get in on it while you still can!

JohnnyB
02-06-2011, 10:26 AM
I've actually been looking at HeaterCraft units myself. I've found the best price to be www.MarineNutz.com out of Seattle. They are much cheaper than from HeaterCraft's own website.

Also, if you're looking for a 2-vent unit, Jeep and 4x4 sites have the 2 1/2" vent units for as low as $165. These have exactly the same specs as the 3" vent units as far as BTU, fan speed, etc. If your ducting is short the overall difference in final airflow would be marginal I would think.

My heater core and blower is from Summit Racing. It is for jeeps but it looks identical to the Heater Craft one and IIRC it cost $135

wheelerd
02-06-2011, 12:46 PM
Ya, same thing. Currently $144 at Summit. BUT, this is only the heater core, nothing else.
Regardless of which unit one gets (Summit or http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=4691&utm_source=Affiliate&utm_medium=CJ&utm_campaign=CJ_ProdCat), you can buy the outer housing with the 3" vents from Heatercraft for $50 and switch it over. (Not that 2 1/2" vs 3" will make much difference I think.) Buy a couple of vents (fixed or hot tube) and some 5/8 heater hose and at the end of the day you have a complete 2-duct unit for less than any other source I've found.

medicmoose
02-06-2011, 01:20 PM
This might be a stupid question (not that I'm known for any of those) but has anyone added additional vents to an existing heater system! I have the factory 3 vent system and was wondering if adding more vents would be feasible.

macattack
02-06-2011, 02:41 PM
This might be a stupid question (not that I'm known for any of those) but has anyone added additional vents to an existing heater system! I have the factory 3 vent system and was wondering if adding more vents would be feasible.

I haven't added any additional vents yet, but apparently it is possible since Heater Craft sells a Air-Y fitting for splitting a single 3" vent hose into two; of course the more vents, the less airflow/volume per vent???

http://www.heatercraft.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=H503

willyt
02-07-2011, 04:04 PM
Hey guys,
Just picked myself up a 3 venter. I do have a question though... i saw this flow through fitting on the "other" site and wanted to know if it was worth purchasing. Apparently its supposed to increase the heat output at idle? (having trouble picturing how it would work) anyone had problems at idle? (btw i have an 05 X2 w/ MCX)...

http://www.heatercraft.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=H424

east tx skier
02-07-2011, 04:37 PM
My understanding based on what I have heard from others is that you want that piece to make the heater work well at idle. Sorry I can't offer any first hand experience.

j4rowell
02-07-2011, 05:03 PM
Hey guys,
Just picked myself up a 3 venter. I do have a question though... i saw this flow through fitting on the "other" site and wanted to know if it was worth purchasing. Apparently its supposed to increase the heat output at idle? (having trouble picturing how it would work) anyone had problems at idle? (btw i have an 05 X2 w/ MCX)...

http://www.heatercraft.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=H424

there was a pretty extensive thread on it on either this forum or wakeboarder.com forum. I just spoke with Danny at heatercraft and said he's done a ton of installs on boats and has only had to use one. He said most shouldn't ever have a problem. So if you are actually having a problem call him for more info at 208-687-4400 ext 224.

willyt
02-07-2011, 05:42 PM
Guess i should do some searching...
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=19939&highlight=heater+return&page=3

Sounds like alot of people have had problems with the idle heat vs heatcraft saying its really not needed. Since its a horribly simple install and a new system (hopefully it will work well at idle without it) i'm going to wait and see for myself before ordering.

wheelerd
02-07-2011, 11:11 PM
Bakesonline. $40
http://www.bakesonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=1389
Includes a simple PDF installation instruction sheet.
According to their ad this is factory-installed on all 2005+ Malibus.

macattack
02-07-2011, 11:16 PM
willyt: guess you know you can purchase the Y-fitting through the Heater Craft group buy this week for $28...mac

willyt
02-08-2011, 12:24 AM
Hmmm... Can't hurt right?

j4rowell
02-08-2011, 01:31 AM
willyt: guess you know you can purchase the Y-fitting through the Heater Craft group buy this week for $28...mac

Danny failed to mention that to me...

Thrall
02-08-2011, 04:28 PM
Guess i should do some searching...
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=19939&highlight=heater+return&page=3

Sounds like alot of people have had problems with the idle heat vs heatcraft saying its really not needed. Since its a horribly simple install and a new system (hopefully it will work well at idle without it) i'm going to wait and see for myself before ordering.

I installed my return line (06 MCX) with a 90 deg tee into the raw water line and it gets good heat at idle. Not as hot as when running the engine hard, but warm enough that I'm not going to buy the Y piece.

macattack
02-08-2011, 04:54 PM
I guess if the Y-fitting even gives you a little more heat at idle then it is worth the $28 for me. Since we are pretty much course skiers, we probably spend a lot more time at idle than at cruise speed. I would hate not to buy it at the discount rate now and then regret it later.

Also, for anyone who needs a replacement 200 series heater core, Danny will discount it from $92 to $81.75. Apparently, if you have a heater built prior to 2005, you will also need to purchase a new housing since the design of the core changed somewhat. He will discount that item from $50 to $30. I imagine if you need anything else, Danny seems to be in a discount mood:D!

Heater Craft/Danny, 208-687-4400, ext 224, 0800-1600 PST; tell him you are part of the Moomba group buy.

agua4fun
02-08-2011, 06:36 PM
I picked up a 4 vent yesterday. Danny talked me out of the "y" adapter as well. Allthough he didnt mention the $28 or i may have gotten one anyway. oh well, i'll give it a try without and see.
Thanks for the link guys.
DaveZ