Replacing Hot Water Heater – Discussion

I’m heading up to the boat tomorrow to knock out some projects before going sailing we have friends join us for Labor day weekend.  My top priority is to replace the 12 year old hot water heater, that has sprung a leak.  I did thoroughly check for leaks at connections and pretty confident it’s time to replace it.

I’ve purchased a Quick Nautic B3 3012SL, 1200 Watt, 8 gallon stainless steel tank boiler to replace the Seaward F1100 with it’s 11 gallon aluminum tank.  I found the following comment on another blog which really resonated with me, since I also replace the seaward boiler on our Catalina 30 after it started leaking as well.

“Atwood, Force Ten (Kuumha) & Seaward’s – These square water heaters look to be all made by the same company and re-badged. They all feature a stainless steel JACKET but an ALUMINUM tank! Buyer beware!”


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