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    Took advantage of the 40-degree weather yesterday and pulled the old prop for inspection/refurb [~$40] at A-1 Prop in Anchorage. This old one will now become our spare. New prop readied for install. I enjoyed a couple hours cleaning/straightening our boat too. Would be great to be able to drop some crab pots but all during this warm up [back-to-back low pressure systems] there were been 6-7 foot seas in PWS. I expect as temps get cooler again [and seas calm some] there'll be snow and icy roads to contend with so trailering/launching will remain unlikely.

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    I have spent several hours in the boat over the last week as well. It feels great to even clean up and organize (don't tell my wife I said that). Kids want to spend the night in the boat before it gets real cold again so we are cranking up the espar and having a slumber party in the boat tonight. I love that they love the boat!

    As much as I would love to go out I don't have the manhood to tow 15K pounds on icy roads with surge breaks.
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    I've been looking into the ESPAR heaters as well and even emailed two local and two Seattle dealers from the website for quotes. I recognize now email isn't the way to go since I haven't heard from any of them. I'm looking for a Marine Airtronic D4 kit. Only thing I've run across on the Internet was a D2 kit out of England for approx U.S. $2,096.50.
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    I have spent several hours in the boat over the last week as well. It feels great to even clean up and organize (don't tell my wife I said that). Kids want to spend the night in the boat before it gets real cold again so we are cranking up the espar and having a slumber party in the boat tonight. I love that they love the boat!

    As much as I would love to go out I don't have the manhood to tow 15K pounds on icy roads with surge breaks.

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    Call Advanced Diesel in Anchorage. That's where I got all my stuff.
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    Pretty sure that's where rob b told me to go too. I checked out his ESPAR Blast week and would really like to get away from the moist propane heater.
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    Call Advanced Diesel in Anchorage. That's where I got all my stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKluvr95 View Post
    Pretty sure that's where rob b told me to go too. I checked out his ESPAR Blast week and would really like to get away from the moist propane heater.
    Once you go ESPAR you won't go back! I had a propane Mr. Heater in my Hewes, it worked but knowing what I know now I would have put an Espar in it in a heart beat. It can be -20 out and I can go out and dink around in the boat in my t-shirt.
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    AKluvr95, Stop by anytime you need to check out the ESPAR again. I love fireing it up in the winter. And I agree, talk to Advanced Diesel in Anchorage. Great people.
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    Time to load the fund site!

    Quote Originally Posted by robbentler View Post
    AKluvr95, Stop by anytime you need to check out the ESPAR again. I love fireing it up in the winter. And I agree, talk to Advanced Diesel in Anchorage. Great people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKluvr95 View Post
    I've been looking into the ESPAR heaters as well and even emailed two local and two Seattle dealers from the website for quotes. I recognize now email isn't the way to go since I haven't heard from any of them. I'm looking for a Marine Airtronic D4 kit. Only thing I've run across on the Internet was a D2 kit out of England for approx U.S. $2,096.50.
    I'm heading down to the Seattle boat show in a couple of weeks and plan on checking prices on the D4. Boat Electric usually has a sale price for them during the show. I'll post once I get back if I find a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish Witch View Post
    I'm heading down to the Seattle boat show in a couple of weeks and plan on checking prices on the D4. Boat Electric usually has a sale price for them during the show. I'll post once I get back if I find a good deal.
    What about the Anchorage boat show, are there show deals on the D4 there?

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    You would think someone would have them on display at the big boat show, but I've never seen them there.
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    Advance Diesel had them on display at the boat show and Sportsmans show. There price is very close to boat electric...

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    WOW. I can't believe I missed them there. I do need to pick up more ducting and vents to change my setup a little.
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    Thanks, I look forward to hearing what you come up with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish Witch View Post
    I'm heading down to the Seattle boat show in a couple of weeks and plan on checking prices on the D4. Boat Electric usually has a sale price for them during the show. I'll post once I get back if I find a good deal.

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    I've gotten some good deals on stuff at the boat show...
    I'll definately be giving the Advance Diesel booth a close look come early February.
    Thanks everyone for the great intel.

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    Advance Diesel had them on display at the boat show and Sportsmans show. There price is very close to boat electric...

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    Let me know if you need any help.
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    WOW. I can't believe I missed them there. I do need to pick up more ducting and vents to change my setup a little.

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    Sure will.
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    As much as I would love to go out I don't have the manhood to tow 15K pounds on icy roads with surge breaks.
    DMan,

    Here is one other winter time towing/boating hazard to add to the mix:
    http://www.cnfaic.org/observations/f...ar=&map=&month=

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKExplore View Post
    DMan,

    Here is one other winter time towing/boating hazard to add to the mix:
    http://www.cnfaic.org/observations/f...ar=&map=&month=

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    Way too close...wish I'd read this post prior to responding to Paul H on my PWS Rockfish thread. I surely would've included this dimension to our reality in my response.

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