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mymarmot



Joined: 20 Jul 2021
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City/Region: Seward
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C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:50 pm    Post subject: Invisacook install, flush counter surface Reply with quote

Installed an Invisacook single burner on my 22 to free up counter space and move on from the Wallas heater cooktop. The Wallas imho isn't very good at either cooking or heating, especially up here in Alaska where the majority of my trips are in the shoulder seasons. The Wallas barely kept the cabin warm and took forever to heat up food or water. Since I installed a diesel heater the Wallas has become an expensive and obsolete item on the boat taking up all the counter space.

The Invisacook burner mounts under the counter and uses either a porcelain or granite surface to flush mount to counter spaces. While the burner is in use there is no heat transferred to the counter at all, just the pot or pan. When not cooking you have a completely free counter space.

Pretty happy with the install and the decision. I'll sell the Wallas for double the cost of the Invisacook as my Wallas is in great condition. Only regrets right now on install was the crappy cut I did on the porcelain that left my finish much to be desired. But I don't live by many services and only had an angle grinder with a stone blade. Also the buzzing noise made by the burner is kinda annoying but this will be solved when I upgrade my modified sine wave inverter to a pure sine wave. (As verified by Invisacook).

I run the Invisacook, diesel heater and inverter off a 100amp lithium battery that is charged by my starting battery via an Orion DC to DC charger. Works pretty well.

You can check out the install and pics here:

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ssobol



Joined: 27 Oct 2012
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City/Region: SW Michigan
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C-Dory Year: 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What heater did you install and do you have any pictures of it?
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mymarmot



Joined: 20 Jul 2021
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City/Region: Seward
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started with a chinese 2kw diesel heater but it wasn't enough heat so swapped out my planar 4kw in the van with the 2kw. Van had too much heat and boat not enough. For Alaska in the spring and fall the 4kw is the way to go.

I'll put pics on my boat's page
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ssobol



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info.

Do you happen to have any pictures of the exhaust setup (inside and outside)? I'm looking into putting a heater in my 22.
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mymarmot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posted some on my boat pics. Ran flex tube to the foot storage area under the helm.
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thataway



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done. We had been using induction burner (on top of the counter top) for a number of years in our C Dory in Florida. This we avoid heating the cabin.

I would be concerned that using the modified sine wave in that it might shorten the life of the induction burner.

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mymarmot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Invisacook said it won't hurt the unit, just changes the electrical flow. I'll be swapping inverters in a couple weeks regardless.
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