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bigmac
05-05-2006, 01:16 PM
Sky Ski has been advertising what appears to be a nice boat blanket (http://www.skyski.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=104&osCsid=823d0f8c22d80a82acbe125ca7a30a5a) which can be attached to a heater tube, blowing hot air through the blanket.

http://www.skyski.com/shop/images/SS%20Wrap.jpg
Sky Ski Heated Boat Blanket! Keep your driver and spotter warm with this
fleece lined, Gore-tex boat blanket. If they're still not warm enough, just put your
heater hose from your boat into the bottom of the blanket and the blanket fills
with warm air! On sale for $109

It looks like a great accessory for boats with heaters and my wife has had one on order for more than 6 months. Although they've been working hard at getting one for us, no luck so far - they seem to be on terminal backorder.

Anybody know where a similar type of boat blanket can be obtained?

Jerseydave
05-05-2006, 01:46 PM
What a great idea! I could have used that last saturday.

How much are they getting for one? Did they say when they will be available?

erkoehler
05-05-2006, 01:58 PM
Looks like they are available on the website for $109

RobertT
05-05-2006, 03:17 PM
I also heard that they were not "available", but would buy one in a second.

Sounds like a perfect Mastercraft addition.

I would buy one in a second.

tex
05-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Have you seen the heating blankets that you plug into your lighter?

http://store.yahoo.com/sports-imports/12volheathea.html

RobertT
05-05-2006, 03:48 PM
Just yesterday, we used the blanket with snorkel heater hose under it for the kids. Its a perfect arrangement, and REALLY keeps people warm.

I would think that a 12v heater would take quite a while to heat up and would not react well to water. I could be wrong.

BuoyChaser
05-05-2006, 03:54 PM
Sky Ski has been advertising what appears to be a nice boat blanket (http://www.skyski.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=104&osCsid=823d0f8c22d80a82acbe125ca7a30a5a) which can be attached to a heater tube, blowing hot air through the blanket.

http://www.skyski.com/shop/images/SS%20Wrap.jpg

It looks like a great accessory for boats with heaters and my wife has had one on order for more than 6 months. Although they've been working hard at getting one for us, no luck so far - they seem to be on terminal backorder.

Anybody know where a similar type of boat blanket can be obtained?
do you know of anyone who has one of these, look great!!!what a cool concept...love to know how they work...now is the time of the season you need something like this...'

i just called and they have them in stock, ships from Northern California and they can ship MONDAY!!!very, very tempting!!!

bigmac
05-05-2006, 05:39 PM
do you know of anyone who has one of these, look great!!!what a cool concept...love to know how they work...now is the time of the season you need something like this...'

i just called and they have them in stock, ships from Northern California and they can ship MONDAY!!!very, very tempting!!!

Heh, my wife has had a running email conversation going with Jake Kinnison since November. I'll pass this info on to her...

bigmac
05-05-2006, 05:48 PM
OK...never mind. I called them to order one again and they told me our original order was shipped out to me last Tuesday. :o

BuoyChaser
05-11-2006, 04:14 PM
OK...never mind. I called them to order one again and they told me our original order was shipped out to me last Tuesday. :o
like to see some pics how it works, tough to swallow the $110 without seeing one in action...

Cary K.
05-11-2006, 04:31 PM
We have a couple of the 12V electric blankets that work pretty well. Wrap the ladies up in one of the blankets and still stick the heater hose in there with them. Much more affordable than $109.

BuoyChaser
05-11-2006, 04:38 PM
We have a couple of the 12V electric blankets that work pretty well. Wrap the ladies up in one of the blankets and still stick the heater hose in there with them. Much more affordable than $109.
any in particular that you'd recommend???like to be somewhat water resistant...

bigmac
05-11-2006, 05:20 PM
My 6 month backorder on the Sky Ski GoreTex Wonder Blanket finally came to fruition the other day - that is a very nice garment. Nylon outer shell lined with GoreTex, inner lining a very high quality fleece. It has a fitting so that a heat tube from a boat heater can be attached and it will blow hot air over the blanket-wearer. It's pretty large, but it can be scrunched up pretty tight to fit into the little mesh storage bag it comes with. The current draw, time to heat up, and the low scrunchability quotient would be significant drawbacks to an electric blanket IMHO.

BuoyChaser
05-11-2006, 06:33 PM
My 6 month backorder on the Sky Ski GoreTex Wonder Blanket finally came to fruition the other day - that is a very nice garment. Nylon outer shell lined with GoreTex, inner lining a very high quality fleece. It has a fitting so that a heat tube from a boat heater can be attached and it will blow hot air over the blanket-wearer. It's pretty large, but it can be scrunched up pretty tight to fit into the little mesh storage bag it comes with. The current draw, time to heat up, and the low scrunchability quotient would be significant drawbacks to an electric blanket IMHO.
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bigmac
05-11-2006, 07:22 PM
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The thing measures 5' 3 inches by 4 feet. It's light and manageable. Nylon outer shell with GoreTex, so it's waterproof (they say - I haven't tried it). Polypropylene fleece liner, so it retains heat and won't hold water. Along the length of the bottom edge is a velcro fold with a center fitting for the heater tube - it will blow hot air from the heater along the inside of the blanket. It's well-sewn, quality materials. I think that care and maintenance will be relatively simple - roll it up, scrunch it into the bag and toss it under a seat. It ain't cheap. I think it's a good value at $109 compared to other GoreTex/Nylon/Fleece garments I've seen, but naturally that depends on one's need. I live in Minnesota and we ski early and late in the season, and early in the mornings during the summer, so I see it as a nice boat accessory.

http://mccollister.info/blanket.jpg
http://mccollister.info/blanket2.jpg

BuoyChaser
05-11-2006, 07:37 PM
The thing measures 5' 3 inches by 4 feet. It's light and manageable. Nylon outer shell with GoreTex, so it's waterproof (they say - I haven't tried it). Polypropylene fleece liner, so it retains heat and won't hold water. Along the length of the bottom edge is a velcro fold with a center fitting for the heater tube - it will blow hot air from the heater along the inside of the blanket. It's well-sewn, quality materials. I think that care and maintenance will be relatively simple - roll it up, scrunch it into the bag and toss it under a seat. It ain't cheap. I think it's a good value at $109 compared to other GoreTex/Nylon/Fleece garments I've seen, but naturally that depends on one's need. I live in Minnesota and we ski early and late in the season, and early in the mornings during the summer, so I see it as a nice boat accessory.
why not modify a snowsuit?!?

looks great, sounds like a nice setup for keein' warm in our colder climates...thinkin' the wife will be driving so not sure if it would reach all the way to her for those early mornin' sets...wonder if could adapt a tube hookup underneath on the driver's vent...

thanxs for the pics!!!

prostar205
05-11-2006, 07:40 PM
Nice Kitty!!!!!!!!!!

Also, nice blanket. Looks like I'll need to get 2 - one for each heater hot tube and kid.

RobertT
05-11-2006, 07:53 PM
Group buy!

BuoyChaser
05-11-2006, 08:01 PM
Nice Kitty!!!!!!!!!!
cat is going to love that blanket!!!

bigmac
05-11-2006, 08:15 PM
Nice Kitty!!!!!!!!!!



Jabba the Cat. What a hulk...

He's the most laid-back cat I've ever seen, but he's a Master Hunter and our local bunny population has taken a significant nose-dive...

erkoehler
05-12-2006, 01:54 AM
Group buy!


Careful there....

Cary K.
05-12-2006, 07:32 AM
any in particular that you'd recommend???like to be somewhat water resistant...

I picked mine up from Overton's when I was browsing around in there one day (they are the closest shop to me, which is pretty cool for stuff like this). I have had them for several years without any problems. I don't know if they are in the seasonal catalogs or not, but they are in the full blown annual catalog for sure.

BuoyChaser
08-24-2006, 03:01 PM
getting to be cold again here in New England, so how well did these blankets work???still tough swallowing the $100 for one of these...

bigmac
08-24-2006, 03:21 PM
getting to be cold again here in New England, so how well did these blankets work???still tough swallowing the $100 for one of these...I used it a lot this spring. Love it. I highly recommend a Y pipe for the heater core - more heat at idle.

BuoyChaser
08-24-2006, 03:23 PM
I used it a lot this spring. Love it. I highly recommend a Y pipe for the heater core - more heat at idle.
what's a "Y" pipe and how does it work???where did you get it and the cost???gotta keep the pregnant wife "WARM" and "HAPPY"...

bigmac
08-24-2006, 03:27 PM
what's a "Y" pipe and how does it work???where did you get it and the cost???gotta keep the pregnant wife "WARM" and "HAPPY"...
http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=H424

http://www.skidim.com/images/21505.jpg

AirJunky
08-24-2006, 03:40 PM
I don't know how many times I've told you guys about the Heatercraft Y & Hot Wrap blankets. The archive only goes back so far.
Good to hear you got yours Mac. We're on our 4th year with them & they have held up great. And no risk of electrocuting anyone either!

BuoyChaser
08-24-2006, 04:21 PM
http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=H424

http://www.skidim.com/images/21505.jpg
how easy to install the Y and where does it get installed???anyway to close the loop, so the heat continues to go when the boat is turned off???

$34.50 for more heat, that's worth it

"This fitting relocates the supply line for the heater to the inlet side of the raw water pump, increasing water flow thru the heater core at idle speeds. The barb needs to be pointed back towards the water inlet. The 1-1/4" barb is for PCM GM, Indmar Ford & GM, and GM Mercruiser engines."

AirJunky
08-24-2006, 05:36 PM
Just like the quote says, BC. The Y gets installed between the intake grate & the raw water pump & it pushes water thru the engine. The raw water pump is a higher volume pump so you get heat at idle speeds. Hate to break it to ya, but you still need hot water to get heat though.

bigmac
08-24-2006, 06:23 PM
Good to hear you got yours Mac. We're on our 4th year with them & they have held up great. And no risk of electrocuting anyone either!Jake was very helpful, clearly frustrated by the backorder condition last winter.

That blanket is a very well-made device - windproof and very warm.

erkoehler
08-24-2006, 06:37 PM
I highly recommend HEATED SEATS :)

rick s.
08-25-2006, 06:19 PM
just bought one of these blankets (well, actually two) and they are really put together well. A lot of value here, more than I can say about the towing speaker covers that I bought...

SD190EVO
08-25-2006, 09:24 PM
My wife must have tried 10 different blankets for the boat and finally decided this was her favorite: http://www.liberator.com/products_fascinatorthroe.php

We have two of them in the boat. Waterproof and very very well made. They are so much nicer than any other blanket we have. Right up there with MasterCraft quality.

bigmac
08-25-2006, 09:31 PM
.................... They are so much nicer than any other blanket we have. Right up there with MasterCraft quality.

LOL. I'm assuming you mean MasterCraft boat quality, not MasterCraft beach towel quality...

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=11166

http://www.ptxsecure.com/mcpro/images/tmc_towel_l.jpg

NeilM
08-25-2006, 10:52 PM
The barb needs to be pointed back towards the water inlet.


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When I bought mine from Heatercraft, the instructions were to mount the barb AWAY from the water inlet??

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