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Installing a Mikuni Heater - Sun Shine 38

I have just installed a Mikuni MX40 diesel heater and calorifier on my Sun Shine 38 "Blue Jay"


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Installation was very simple heater unit and calorifier fitted in the rear port locker with the diesel tank installed in the new locker under the helms seat. Matrix fan unit installed in the seat that backs onto the heads and a towel radiator installed in the heads. Seven day timer in the rear starboard cabin.


The system is great, hot water and heat in 20 minutes, electrical power consumption is low once the unit is up to temperature around 3.6 amps at low consumption.


The following photographs show the installation:

Cabin seat with Matrix unit


Heads towel rail


Mikuni MX 40


New locker under helm seat


Rear locker


Seven day timer and switch


Top view of heater and calorifier connections


David Percival - Blue Jay - Sun Shine 38