Jeanneau NC 895 Mar 31, 2018 20:31:38 GMT via mobile
Post by CruisingCascadia on Mar 31, 2018 20:31:38 GMT
Hey urbanerosion! Congrats on your purchase!! You’re gonna love the 895. A couple comments to your post: anything diesel comes with a smell. If you don’t mind then by all means go for it. But an option would be to put in a Westerbeke 3.5kw genset and the factory installed heat pump which provide both heat and a/c. The generator would then run your stovetop as well as other big draw items anytime. Just my $.02. As for electronics, you may want to consider adding a Flir camera. They’ve really come down in price and are so worth the peace of mind when underway at night. My 895 has the propane stove but I’d actually prefer the electric. Also, if you add the genset or any indoor propane appliance then make sure you add a CO2 detector in addition to a smoke alarm. The 895’s made abroad do not come with either. Safe boating and ttyl!
Thanks for the reply delawhere!
We definitely looked into the genset. I think we are just going to grab a honda2000 for emergencies (excessive safety precautions would be take while in use). I don't think the genset heating would be feasible for off-season cruising here in the Pacific Northwest. My gf requires excessive amounts of heat to survive. Running the genset day and night might get expensive and possibly irritating.
I hadn't even considered the flir camera, I will definitely look into that!
Thanks for the tips!