Sounds like the Taylor 079D heater could be a good piece of equipment: efficient but also easy-to-fit (other systems i.e. Eberspacher, Mikuni, are probably much better but little bit OTT for the Med). For Taylor's users (or anyone who is familiar with this system) my question is: do you think it would be possible to have an external exhaust pipe removable, in order to fit a flat lid to eliminate deck ‘s impediments when sailing or during the summer season? Or, in alternative, do you know any such system that gives you this option?
I don't know about the Taylor's Diesel Heater but our parafin (kerosene) one is just like you want. The flue fitting only protrudes about 30mm above the deck and it has a neat little rubber cap secured with a jubilee clip. When you want to use the heater the cap comes off and the external section of flue and cowl is mounted in it's place.
Anyway I thought the sun was supposed to shine in Italy and it was always warm??
what you have sounds great. Do you have any references about the piece of equipment you have and where I could I eventually purchase it? Additionally, it would be kind of you to give me some advise about positioning and fitting? i.e.if you had a picture of your piece installed that would probably be the best way... Anyway there is no rush, everything will be done next Fall.
Thanks and ciao
luca, odile, camille
PS looking at the current weather I think that the only thing that we keep always warm in Italy is our heart and soul...
You would have to check the differences between the diesel and kerosene heater flues. The diesel is a larger diameter. You can certainly buy them in the UK and occasionally second hand units come up too (sometimes from Twister owners!) I have full details of how we did ours and, though I say it myself, it is a neat installation and has been copied by 3 others I know of! I can look out all the dimensions etc and let you have them when we return from the Baltic. Remind me then!