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242 Owners 01 Oct 2016 06:32 #76

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It's actually as hard as wood , not spongy at all.

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242 Owners 03 Nov 2016 17:08 #77

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I'm looking for a small heater that I can leave in the cabin of my 242 over the winter to make sure I don't get mold. Living in the Seattle area, we have very wet and cold winters. I've looked a number of small Caframo heaters but would love to get your advice.

For the engine compartment I have one of these - see photo - although I haven't figured out how to use it - the darn thing is hard wired and I think it gets turned on with one of the accessory switches at the helm. Any advice would be appreciated on both fronts.

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242 Owners 04 Nov 2016 00:36 #78

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surefolly wrote: I'm looking for a small heater that I can leave in the cabin of my 242 over the winter to make sure I don't get mold. Living in the Seattle area, we have very wet and cold winters. I've looked a number of small Caframo heaters but would love to get your advice.

For the engine compartment I have one of these - see photo - although I haven't figured out how to use it - the darn thing is hard wired and I think it gets turned on with one of the accessory switches at the helm. Any advice would be appreciated on both fronts.


I have the same heater and also had to hardwire it after the temp control failed (the hole in the picture is where that went) and the company wanted more than the unit was worth to replace it. I could not fine any in the open market. I went to a farm store and bought a thermo control plug...

patioheaterreview.com/patio-heater-produ...y-controlled-outlet/
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242 Owners 04 Nov 2016 02:29 #79

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I use a tubular greenhouse heater.

They are internally thermostatically controlled, low wattage, watertight, spark protected and can me mounted in tight small places


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242 Owners 04 Nov 2016 14:41 #80

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wow - that's a cool little device - thanks.

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Karl, Heather, Lydon & Finn
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242 Owners 24 May 2017 01:16 #81

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Happy Boating!

Looking for some new seats. The original wood base in the 242 seats has deteriorated pretty badly. Cannot have the Admiral falling out on the deck!
Any ideas for good replacement helm seats?

I have only found a few and this one looked like it may work:
www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details...ishing-Seat&i=929853

I would certainly prefer any more experienced opinions or ideas.

Thank you!

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242 Owners 24 May 2017 14:14 #82

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I used the Tempress NaviStyle High Back Seat (if you read earlier posts in this thread I talk about the and have pics) Great quality - made in USA. Clip lock on fold down. One piece molded frame. If you look around you can usually get them for less than $100 and free shipping. The big thing for whatever you choose is you need to make sure they'll fit on the existing pedestals. A lot of people have added swivel mounts to them. If you read through the 2452 Owners thread you'll see a lot of good info that pertains to 242s as well (including seat recommendations)
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242 Owners 25 May 2017 03:35 #83

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Thank you and I did notice the pictures, but they are connected to the 2452's pedestal. The 242 has the storage bins that the seats rest on. I was hoping to find a seat with a direct replacement.

Very nice work on your boat!

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