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Yes I do. The hull fitting comes straight in for 2 inches then angles up at a 45. The stainless exhaust hose continues up probably 3 inches against the gunnel with exhaust wrap to protect the boat. I opted to get the exhaust fitting up high at the expensive of having a larger U shape in the pipe. I think its going to work well without any issues.
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I know that I mentioned this before..... but will say it again.... make sure that your location for the thru-hull exhaust port is NOT in a location under a cleat where a fender will be melted... I made that mistake and ended up needing to have some "custom" cleats made which Hewes did for me at no charge.

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A work in progress. Any thoughts or ideas welcome.
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I have a Planar 44D and a Wallas cooktop stove. I'm running "day" tanks on both units. My Planar consumed 3 gallons a day last weekend, it was in the mid teens. Therefore, I'm refueling every 12 hours. I'd like to run both off a larger tank, a welded aluminum one is ideal. For now ill use something cheaper, a 5 gallon can. I have seen a picture where 2 line come out of the cap similar to the one line ones on Wallas tank. Where can I find the cap with 2 ports for fuel lines on it? Or what are your suggestions?

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I drilled and threaded a draw straw and an air vent into a heavy plastic tank for my Espar heater. This means I can refill the tank without removing the draw straw. When I shut down the heater I close the air vent. I don't see any reason you couldn't use standard thru tank fittings that are used as standard fittings in plastic tanks. I'm 130 mile from the hardware store so I just used what I had to make it work. If you have an aluminum tank made it's easy to weld on threaded fittings for the draw straws and vent. You didn't mention a vent but they are important.

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Yanert wrote:
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I drilled and threaded a draw straw and an air vent into a heavy plastic tank for my Espar heater. This means I can refill the tank without removing the draw straw. When I shut down the heater I close the air vent. I don't see any reason you couldn't use standard thru tank fittings that are used as standard fittings in plastic tanks. I'm 130 mile from the hardware store so I just used what I had to make it work. If you have an aluminum tank made it's easy to weld on threaded fittings for the draw straws and vent. You didn't mention a vent but they are important.
Thanks Yanert! My current tank does have a vent on top. I like the idea of the thru hull fittings much better for plastic. I found some nice tanks in scan marines site last night.

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Has anyone had luck with GSM-Modem PLANAR / GSM-Modem Qstart? These seems great, but want to see if anyone is using one. We could have a warm boat before We get to the harbor.

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Andy, mine came with a fuel pick-up line to plumb into an existing tank. Or an aftermarket one. Pretty straight forward. I’m sure you could order one. I ordered the pu 27 controller which is supposed to be programmable. Meaning you can program it to start any time, any day and it will run for 2 hours. Just brought in the manual to read up on it. Not up to date on exchange rates but this controller was 100$. Do the thru hull exhaust fittings come with a backing plate? I got two gaskets with mine but no backing plate. It would be nice to use bolts instead of self tappers. Or is that how it works? Self tappers into the hull? Another question...most of the pics I’ve seen had the cold air intake just laying around somewhere. If I run it out to fresh air will it work better? Couldn’t see your cleats in your pics seadawg hoping this is far enough away.
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