Hurricane Hydronic Heater

  • May 08, 2017 10:28 PM
    Message # 4821628

    Hi All,

    Looking at hydronic heaters for our W42. Has anyone installed a Hurricane hydronic heater. I am looking at the Hurricane - Zephyr model. 

    If anyone has installed one, I am wondering where you located the exhaust ?  If out the side, it may be close should the boat be berthed next to another vessel and may possibly cause heat damage ?

    If out the stern area ( preferred ) , it is a long run for the exhaust. 

    Any insight and suggestions would be great and much appreciated. 



    W42 Cadence

  • September 04, 2017 7:04 AM
    Reply # 5062538 on 4821628

    Hi George, we didn't do the install, but we do have a hurricane system on our boat, it's been in use for a bit over a decade now.  I'm not sure how this older model aligns with the new ones.  Exhaust is out the port wall of the engine room, not very fancy at all.  There are a few times I have been nervous about taking in water as this is only about 2 feet above the water line, but so far the cover has made it not an issue.  Our system does a good job cranking out heat, but we have had a lot of issues in recent years with leaks from the radiators.

  • September 15, 2017 3:53 PM
    Reply # 5262994 on 4821628

    Hi Dora,

    Thanks for the replay and information . :) During the visit from the installer / rep, they also thought of placing it on the port side of the engine room. I was also concerned , like you, that in that location,  the exhaust would be only a couple of feet above the water line. Good to know that you have not had any issues when the cover is in place. 

    The other thought or possible problem could be if another boat was moored close to the port side and possibly being affected by the exhaust. Have you ever encountered that sort of problem / issue ?.

    Thanks again.



  • January 15, 2018 6:11 PM
    Reply # 5684807 on 4821628
    We have had other boats perhaps with their hull perhaps 3 feet away from ours.  Haven't had an issue.  We have also been tied up to a floating dock, exhausting a foot away and 6" up, didn't have any issues there either.
  • January 18, 2018 6:25 AM
    Reply # 5689428 on 4821628

    Hi Dora,'

    Thank you for the details of being close to other vessels, etc. It is greatly appreciated.

    Finally in process of removing the interior and replacing fuel and water tanks. The main fuel and water tanks unfortunately were originally sitting right on the bilge and both had sizable holes in the bottoms.

    Will address the hydronic heater install once this project is more completed. 

    Thank again....


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