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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008
    Brentwood, CA

    Default Heater install in my '07 LSV

    Hey guys,

    A few of you wanted pixs of the heater installation that I did this winter, so I figured I'd throw 'em in here.

    The project took me all day on a Saturday (6 hours, lunch, and a little more than a six pack). The total cost for the heater and all the parts came to about $550, but I used some expensive heater hose (GoodYear Hi-miler.... made in the USA!)

    It works great! The Hot-tubes pull out about 6 feet. If you tuck one under your shirt or towel, it's almost TOO hot. Believe it or not, with the bow cover on, the heat actually stays in the boat for the most part!

    Feel free to criticize, compliment, or ask questions.

    Finished product (what you can see)

    Front two HotTubes

    Rear two HotTubes (yes, I had to trim the rubber baseboard a tiny bit)

    Here's what you can't normally see...

    Unit mounted under drivers side bow seat (opposite factory sub location)

    No loss of storage space!!!

    Ductwork from unit

    Ductwork to front HotTubes

    One hose ties in at the temperature sending unit.
    The other goes to the water pump but I couldn't get a good shot of it.

    I added valves at the engine... just in case!

    Thanks for looking,
    We are eternal, all this pain is an illusion.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Brentwood, CA

    Default Answers...

    Thanks for the response.

    I didn't buy the complete kit just the basic kit. It didn't come with the heater hose or fittings. I just wanted a better quality hose, and I knew I'd be adding the valves, so I figured I'd get all the fittings where I bought those (Home Depot).

    Also, I didn't use the three speed control switch that came with the kit. I had a two way rocker switch in the dash that I wasn't using, so I hooked the heater to that. Now I only have control of "high" and "medium" speed. I thought that if I needed the "slow" speed, I didn't really need it on at all!
    We are eternal, all this pain is an illusion.

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