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gunjr 11-19-2013 01:44 PM

Do I need to winterize my heaters? 6.0l with Saltwater Package
 
I have a 2013 x30 with the saltwater package on a 6.0. I've followed the flow of water to the best of my novice ability and it appears that the boat heaters have anti-freeze circulation. It this correct? On a side note, does anybody notice that these heaters are virtually useless? Only a couple of the vents get mildly warm.

tkemperdc 11-19-2013 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by gunjr (Post 992523)
I have a 2013 x30 with the saltwater package on a 6.0. I've followed the flow of water to the best of my novice ability and it appears that the boat heaters have anti-freeze circulation. It this correct? On a side note, does anybody notice that these heaters are virtually useless? Only a couple of the vents get mildly warm.

Do you have the Y on the return for the heater? and sometimes you need to change where the hot water is pulled from. My first is the Y, return.

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=H424

Keep in mind, I don't know the routing on a SS, so, Im sure someone will be sure if this will fix the issue your having.

gunjr 11-19-2013 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by tkemperdc (Post 992526)
Do you have the Y on the return for the heater? and sometimes you need to change where the hot water is pulled from. My first is the Y, return.

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=H424

Keep in mind, I don't know the routing on a SS, so, Im sure someone will be sure if this will fix the issue your having.

I don't think that I have that Y fitting. The hot water appears to be pulled from the closed system on the engine and not the heat exchanger.

Table Rocker 11-19-2013 02:26 PM

Your heater should have the same antifreeze in it that your engine has. You shouldn't have to winterize the heater on a boat with closed cooling.

bcd 11-19-2013 03:17 PM

The heater in my 2012 is essentially worthless.

tkemperdc 11-19-2013 03:19 PM

I would have guessed that being closed cooling but was not sure on those. Sure someone could help you here.

Bouyhead 11-19-2013 03:27 PM

I'm not sure you can use the Y fitting with closed cooling.

gunjr 11-19-2013 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by bcd (Post 992564)
The heater in my 2012 is essentially worthless.

The heaters on our old 2003 Malibu 23XTI were amazing. They blew hot as sh#t. Almost to the point of needing to turn them off because you would get burned.

MattsCraft 11-19-2013 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by bcd (Post 992564)
The heater in my 2012 is essentially worthless.

Agreed - Ilmor switched to a 140 thermostat (I Think) Vs Indmar was a 160.

Heater never really gets very warm, glad I added heated seats too, this is very nice.

scott023 11-19-2013 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by MattsCraft (Post 992584)
Agreed - Ilmor switched to a 140 thermostat (I Think) Vs Indmar was a 160.

Heater never really gets very warm, glad I added heated seats too, this is very nice.

Heated seats are the real goods on those chilly mornings. My wife uses them all the time. They certainly make it an easier decision for get to come out on those cooler days.


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