I'm installing the heater and would like to get your opinions on the best place to put the exhaust.
Since the exhaust pipe can be up to 6 feet long I have three options, but they all have potential problems:
Option 1 - Through the side hull; instructions say to have a 6 inch incline inside the boat going down to the through-hull fitting just below the gunwale.
-- Potential problem is I might still get water in the pipe if a wave slaps against the side of the boat, forcing it up the pipe.
Anybody ever encounter this? This'd be my preferred location if water isn't really a worry.
Option 2 - Higher than option 1, I go out the side of the cabin as high as I can get.
-- Potential problem is that the exhaust might swirl around the rear edge of the cabin and get trapped in the air "bubble" behind the cabin, stink up the fishing deck and may be a health hazard.
Option 3 - I go straight to the rear of the cabin and exhaust straight out to the fishing deck.
-- Same potential problem as Option 2, only now I'm certainly going to get fumes in the air bubble.
I dont know how stinky the exhaust is, or how much of a health hazard it might be. This isnt really an option at all unless everybody tells me it doesnt stink and isnt a hazard.
Thanks in advance!