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G_man

Coleman Sportcat

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G_man

Does anyone use one of these heaters to warm their portable fish-house? I would like to know how they perform as I am considering purchasing one. It is the right size for transporting and seems durable. It is only 1,100 BTUs though.

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Don't even bother G.... I tried one in my Trap earlier this year. Not enough BTU's. Took it back and got a different heater. Can't think of the name right now, but it works GREAT.

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setterguy

A buddy of mine has one for his 4x8 portable. On a cold day you had better have another heat source or you will be cold. On the days that it is 25 or above it is fine, just right in fact. I would look into one of those buddy heaters. My friend is.

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Fourplay

The coleman blackcat is the same type of deal as the sportcat and it's 3000 btu instead of 1100. Does pretty good in a 1 man portable.

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IceC

I agree with setterguy, it's perfect for 25 degrees and up, I also have the Procat model which is 3,000 btu and has a built in fan to help circulate the air. Does a great job in my trap.

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slick2526

is there any other type of heaters that coleman make or a different type that put out allot of btus but still safe to use in a low oxygen area?

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IceC

The coleman procat is the biggest one i've seen,3,000btu. I'm not sure if thats the biggest one Coleman makes though.

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say_der

I have a very small 1 man portable and I'm happy as heck with my SportCat.

When I'm out there I'm usually dressed warm and I don't want to bother shedding layers. The SportCat makes it so I can fish for a couple extra hours comfortably.

If you're one of those guys that likes to shed layers I would recommed something with a bit more power.

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Steve Foss

The Black cat is 4,000 btus, and it works fine in my Trap II until it gets below zero, providing I can keep the wind out of the slits in the Trap fabric.

The Pro Cat is 3,000.

There's really no point in using a heater smaller than that in a portable, because it just won't cut it.

The Black Cats and such cost $40 to $50. For $65 at Menard's (regular price) I just bought a Dyna-glo, which is almost exactly like the Mr. Heater Buddy. It puts out 8,000 btus instead of the Buddy's 9,000, and it comes with a soft case with side compartments for carrying two extra 1-lb propane cylinders. Works like a charm and, while it's taller than the Cats, it takes up the same amount of floor space.

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G_man

Guys, you were all right. The Coleman Sportcat doesn't get the job done. My Coleman Northstar lantern gives off more heat. I returned it. Plus the auto igniters on the unit never worked and it was brand new.

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