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    Default Espar install on Wooldridge Pilot House

    Finished installing the D4 Espar into the Pilot house. Ran from 2 PM till 11PM last night and burned 1/2 gallon keeping the cabin right at 68* all day.
    Thanks to Travis at Advanced diesel for helping me troubleshoot when I thought had a problem.

    Here's a couple pics, couldn't be happier.
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    Hot box behind captains chair to warm up gloves, heat up cans of food, pizza in foil, etc....
    Box gets nice and toasty!


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    Need to clean up the diesel jerry can, but for now it works great.

    Pic of the dash vents, digi controller mounted on port bulkhead wall and hot box behind captains chair.

    Very happy to have quiet dry heat this spring bear hunting!
    BK

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    Nice! Travis was a big help for me too and glad I went local supplier. I especially like the hot box idea and may modify mine with one to dry things out and heat up stuff. Nothing like having cabin heat for one of the crummiest Mays I've seen up here in 38 years! Hope you get your bear.

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    Looks great! You will love it!
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    Looks Great BK. Glad ya got her done. Just in time for Summer!
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    If this week end is any indication you will need that new heater, glad you got her running.

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    I'm anxious to see how the hot box does. Keep us posted. Hope to see you guys in PWS next weekend.


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    Rob,
    Maiden voyage is Wed afternoon out of Whittier. Hope to met you out there in the near future.
    Picked up a handfull of "heat-n-eat" meals like Manwich in a tub, a bunch of soups, as well as our seal a meal caribou spaghetti or lasagne to try out the hotbox.
    Been running the heater from early morning till late evening and it's about a gallon a day in the yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Rob,
    Maiden voyage is Wed afternoon out of Whittier. Hope to met you out there in the near future.
    Picked up a handfull of "heat-n-eat" meals like Manwich in a tub, a bunch of soups, as well as our seal a meal caribou spaghetti or lasagne to try out the hotbox.
    Been running the heater from early morning till late evening and it's about a gallon a day in the yard.
    BK
    I burn a gallon to a gallon and a half a day depending on outside temps and how much I run oven and stove.
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    BK when ya coming back in? We will be launching Friday morning for the weekend
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    Headed out Wednesday for a week or more?
    Guess it depends on how the bears cooperate. Also wanted to squeeze in a trip up to the cabin but this weather is not cooperating.
    Did you head out this morning??
    Looks like the forecast gets better as the week kicks off.
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    Nope. We stayed home and ran up the Knik with Skybust and several others. Made it to the glacier for the first time. We are heading out Friday morning and heading to the lower end of Culross for the weekend. Might head over to knight and fish a little too. Hope we see ya out there. PM me where you will be if ya have time.
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    Bkmail
    I am curious how the hotbox works out, and did you ever take a temperature reading inside of it? I'm likin that idea. Thanks

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    I have....185* when it first kicks off on high.
    It will warm up leftovers in short order, epeciaclly while hunting in nov., pizza slices, burritos, etc....
    It will dry kids gloves in 20 mins, and boots in an hour.
    Highly recommended!
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    Sounds like a winner, I will plan on one when I install the heater. Thanks

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    I'll second the idea on the hotbox. We love ours. Hotter than ever expected to be honest with ya. Works great for drying out anything that's wet. Quick too......
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