Choosing the Right Heater for: Ski, Wake & Watersports boats and runabouts to 24ft
Wake and ski boats
Wake and ski boats often have a very small engine compartment, and in some cases just an engine cover or “hump” over the motor. In these cases, the Small (400 watt) Xtreme heater should take care of your needs. If your boat is stored on a lift or trailer, exposed to a cold wind, it is advised to choose the next
size larger, Medium (600 watt) heater. Installation tips
Runabouts with outdrives often utilize the full width of the boat for the engine compartment. This configuration expands the volume to be heated significantly, warranting our Medium (600 watt) heater. As with the above example, choose the next size larger for extreme conditions (wind, deep freezes, long periods of freezing temps).
These guidelines for heater selection are intended to help you make an informed choice regarding the size, number and placement of your Xtreme Engine Compartment Heater(s). The infinite number of variables involved, including boat and engine compartment configuration, storage location, local weather conditions or extreme weather events make it impossible for us to make definitive recommendations for specific boats in specific locations. Our testimonials page is a great place to see boat and heater combinations that our customers have found effective.