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Portable Cabin Heater

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Model # 7867500 | Mfg # 9206WM-DBX

Product Description

Melt away the morning chill!

This ultra-quiet heater is perfect for boats, homes and offices. Versatility and simplicity with three heat settings-1500W (5200BTU), 900W (3120BTU) and “energy saver” 600W (2080BTU), which draws just 5A. Adjustable thermostat control keeps you comfortable. Antifreeze setting automatically turns on when temperature drops to 38°F. Overheat protector will not clog with dust or dirt.

  • Heat Source: AC Electric
  • Draw: 5A-13A
  • BTU: 5200BTU @ 1500W, 3120BTU @ 900W, 2080BTU @ 600W
  • Material: Aluminum & Plastic
  • Dimensions: 11-1/4"L x 5"H x 8"D
  • Warranty: Three years

Specs

Portable Cabin Heater

Amperage 5 to 13 Amps
BTUs 2080 to 5200 BTU
Controls Thermostat
Dimensions 11" Width x 4 1/2" Height x 9 1/2" Depth
Material Steel and Plastic
Power Supply 110 Volts AC
Size Small
Voltage 110 Volts AC
Warranty Details Three Years
Wattage 600 to 1500 Watts

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Portable Cabin Heater
 
3.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (41)
  • Protects well (13)
  • Visually pleasing (11)
  • Compact (9)
  • Easy storage (7)

Cons

  • Not durable (8)

Best Uses

  • Indoor (20)
  • Boating / sailing (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (25), Casual/ recreational (18), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is a GREAT product!

We have 3 units now; 2 of which are going on 3 years old. We use 2 of the units to heat the salon during the winter in lieu of the onboard HVAC and...Read complete review

We have 3 units now; 2 of which are going on 3 years old. We use 2 of the units to heat the salon during the winter in lieu of the onboard HVAC and the new unit supports heating of the enclosed cockpit to limit the accumulation of ice, snow and condensation. We have NEVER had a problem with any of these units. Plug them in; set the desired heat and fan; done! They are analog, so if power goes out on the dock, when it comes back on you are back in business. No digital resets required. A simple great product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Stable, tip resistant

This (rebranded Caframo) is old heating technology, moving air over hot wires. Nothing special like advanced ceramics or anything. The design has not changed in at least a decade and a half...Read complete review

This (rebranded Caframo) is old heating technology, moving air over hot wires. Nothing special like advanced ceramics or anything. The design has not changed in at least a decade and a half so it is surprising how much the price keeps increasing each year.

Major features are:
1) it is flat and broad, so won't tip over if your boat rocks or you accidentally trip over it.
2) it has a variety of power settings, more than just low/high, including a setting to turn on just above freezing.

Reviewed by 50 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent heater!

By KC

from Edmonds, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about West Marine Portable Cabin Heater:

    Wife and I like to stay on our boat on the weekends, but winter was just too cold with blankets alone. We got this heater and have spent the last 3 weekends on the boat though it has been at or near freezing. The option to set it to turn on when it approaches freezing is very nice. The boat is not freezing when we get to it and takes little time to warm up. The outer layers of the unit does not seem to get hot at all even at full heat. Would recommend it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Second one after12 years

    By Michael

    from Alameda

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy Storage
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about West Marine Portable Cabin Heater:

      Keeps the cabin warm and dry, a real mold fighter

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It does what it is intended to do.

      By LouG

      from Williamsburg, VA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about West Marine Portable Cabin Heater:

        Good product, easy to use.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect heater

        By Bmorck

        from Seattle

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy Storage
        • Easy To Use
        • Safe
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about West Marine Portable Cabin Heater:

          Great heater, keeps you very warm on a 34 foot boat

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Nice design.

          By JG

          from Olympia

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy Storage
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about West Marine Portable Cabin Heater:

            I like the low profile design. I don't have to worry about it tipping over.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great little boat heater

            By Vance

            from Seattle (Interlake Store)

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about West Marine Portable Cabin Heater:

              My West Marine Consultant encouraged this heater and he was spot on. It's a great little heater I use in one of my staterooms to keep the room warm. Does a great job.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Powerful and low-profile electric heater.

              By Great Scott

              from Edgewater, MD

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              STAFF REVIEWER

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy Storage
              • Easy To Use
              • Powerful
              • Safe
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating
                • Cabin Heater

                Comments about West Marine Portable Cabin Heater:

                Definitely one of my favorite of the West Marine products! I use two of these during the winter and they are powerful enough to keep the cabin of a 37' Trawler nice and toasty warm all winter. I appreciate its low-profile design as I don't have to worry about it tipping over!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Heater

                By Csmwife

                from Olympia,wa

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy Storage
                • Easy To Use
                • Safe
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating

                  Comments about West Marine Portable Cabin Heater:

                  We got it 6-7 years ago and still run! Great heater.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding heaters.

                  By Ain't Wired Right

                  from Oklahoma

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy Storage
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating

                    Comments about West Marine Portable Cabin Heater:

                    I've had two of these for a few years. Bought them to keep the cabin from freezing when the boat isn't winterized. Found myself using them instead of the marine AC/Heat units. The freeze mode is great for keep the boat above freezing but then crank them up and they keep the boat comfortable when your there. They also do a great job of keeping the humidity down. Just purchased a third one as our new boat is larger. I run mine all winter (even when the boat is winterized) just too keep the boat dry and above freezing. The power usage isn't too bad either.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Don't Buy It.

                    By Captain Kelly

                    from Lake Lanier, GA

                    About Me Advanced

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Unreliable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about West Marine Portable Cabin Heater:

                        Put in on freeze setting for short GA winter frost period. Thermostat malfunctioned heater was on constantly for 4 weeks. Marina electric bill went from $15.00 a month when it first was working to $115.00 the month it malfunctioned.Lucky it didn't burn up my boat.

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