[EXTERNAL] Re: [C400] Water Heater
Thanks so much! This is excellent & timely information. …so very helpful!!
From: C400@Catalina400-445.groups.io <C400@Catalina400-445.groups.io> On Behalf Of 4speedfunk via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 3:48 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [C400] Water Tank
I just replaced mine in April. Took out the 20 year old (and way too big) 11 gallon Seaward and replaced it with a 6 gallon Kuuma. It was $316 on fleabay. I originally wanted the SS model until I realized that the SS only applies to
the outer jacket, and not the internals. The tank itself is aluminum even on the SS Kuuma. So, I ordered the alum. jacketed unit and painted it with RustOleum white epoxy paint. I've never even come close to running out of hot water, so I consider 6 gallons
enough for our boat. If we need more, simply run the motor for a half-hour and you're topped off again. Additionally, our marina meters each boat's power usage and its sort of wasteful to heat up 11 gallons when you only ever need 5.