I had a Force 10 stove top with 2 burners configured for alcohol. WHAT A PAIN so smart me converted it to kerosene. I though alcohol was a pain but the kero really hit the high pain scale...........DAMNED NEAR SET THE BOAT ON FIRE!!!
The kero burner needs heating
just as alcohol requires. And it recommends alcohol to do the priming. So far so good but when alcohol burns, it some times is invisible. Somehow or other, I thought the burner heating
process had consumed all the preheating alcohol. I opened the jet for the kero and then the fun began. The burner was not hot enough to cause the kero to vaporized and the whole stove became a flaming mess with black soot all over the interior
Wifey's quick action with a fire extinguisher saved the day but what a mess it made of the cook top which added additional pain to the black soot.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND KEROSENE FOR THIS TYPE OF BURNER!!!!!
AAHHhhhhh............ there is a happy ending!
It didn't take much in parts
to convert the stove to propane
which I did. Of course I had to purchase
a propane storage
box plus a couple of 6# aluminum tanks
. I found we could go just about the entire season on one tank that cost $10 to fill back then. Later when our regulation happy government
outlawed the older tanks
, I purchased a pair of new ones. One of those went with the boat when it was sold, the other remains in my garage.
The 6# aluminum tank is brand new, never been vacuumed for propane use but now it is out of date even though its still brand new. If anybody (state side) needs this thing, let me know and I will get a shipping price
and its your's for that cost.