Author: steveng Some of our customers take the heaters in and out of their boats. If you wish to do so, we suggest you use our quick-disconnect mounting bracket to secure your heater. If you choose to set your heater in the bilge without securing it, please make sure it won’t fall into any collected water or moving parts of the motor. Was this answer helpful ? Yes (1) / No (0) Can I mount my heater upside-down, to the hatch on my motor compartment? What happens during power outages?