Okay, so it's not a boat.
My wife and I and our three cats that hate each other are going to be moving across the country, from WA to ME, in, say, late February. We would fly and ship everything, but it was hard enough to get one cat taken aboard the airplane before Sept 11, and we will not ship them cargo, as we like them alive.
So, we're going to drive (in my '00 Tacoma pick-up, by way of Portland, Salt Lake, Cheyenne, Denver, St. Louis, Southern PA, Hartford, etc....) That means we need to be ready for a storm or other inconvenience, including the possibility of sleeping in back of the truck, and almost always leaving the cats in kennels back there. To that end I'm looking at getting a canopy and some sort of cabin heater. The RV types don't seem up to spec. I'm looking at a Force 10 Cozy Cabin Heater, output 6000 btu.
Does anyone have experience with these? I understand they're somewhat underpowered for a moderate boat, but that should make them perfect for a canopy on a small pick-up. I don't know how big they are, how adjustable they are for heat output, how much damage I'll have to do to the canopy to install it, etc.
Are there other options I should consider for under $200 (which is what I can get this one for, used)?