Home Tournaments Calendar Weather Merchandise Sponsors

Go Back   Spearboard.com - The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Boating Social Media Forum > Spearfishing Gear > Non-Gun DIY Projects and Customizations

Non-Gun DIY Projects and Customizations This section is for your DIY spearfishing projects and customization other then spearguns.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-27-2018, 10:42 AM   #1
AlexV
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 51
Making hot water on the boat. Simple solution.

I know this has been discussed before, but I wanted to share a great solution that is simple to put together.

I'm getting more wimpy about putting on a wet wetsuit when it's cold out, especially late night lobster diving. I made a propane holder for a Zodi hot water heater and use an insulated 5 gallon insulated container. You recirculate the sea water in the container for about 15-20 minutes, it gets super hot and will stay hot for 6 hours. There is a scoop inside the container that you use to pour hot water into your suit, swish it around, and put it on as quick as you can. It makes putting on the suit enjoyable. Plus, when you come back to the boat, you can pour some hot water in your suit.

The propane holder can be made with pvc from your hardware store, $12.00 for all the parts.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20180625_060934377.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	144.3 KB
ID:	238589  
AlexV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2018, 11:36 AM   #2
kmoose
Team Headhunter
 
kmoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Slowcala, FL
Age: 53
Posts: 3,962
Re: Making hot water on the boat. Simple solution.

If you have a Yamaha 4 stroke outboard you can run a hose from the flush adaptor and have endless hot water with just a piece of hose and a spray nozzle.
__________________
The Moose is Loose !
"SUPER SPORTY"
kmoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2018, 01:03 PM   #3
AlexV
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 51
Re: Making hot water on the boat. Simple solution.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmoose View Post
If you have a Yamaha 4 stroke outboard you can run a hose from the flush adaptor and have endless hot water with just a piece of hose and a spray nozzle.
That doesn't starve your engine of cooling? I thought there would be suction on that connector, not pressure?
AlexV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2018, 01:10 PM   #4
Marcus
Naval gazer extraordinair
 
Marcus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 38,137
Re: Making hot water on the boat. Simple solution.

If 2 stroke, replace water pressure gauge port with a "T" and pull if off there.
__________________
The price to being stupid is extinction, that's just the basic law of the natural world.
Marcus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 PM.


The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Social Media Forum Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2014 Spearboard.com