I've had one boat with a woodburning "Cole Stove" that was mounted in a little corner spot just for the purpose and it saw me through two winters quite nicely.
I now own a Shipmate woodburner (yes, they are back in business) that I have to install at some point this month.
... can't say it enough: good dry heat that kicks ass on mildew and soggy clothes. I think deisel will give that tpo an nextent but I hear that propane
not so dry. Others here will know. My installation
will include a bulkhead opening and computer fan so that the quarter berth cum electronics
bay will stay nice and dry.
Cozy and romantic...
anywhere there is driftwood or? I have just found out there there are rstill places on the west coast
to get good hard anthricite coal...
VERY BE CAREFUL!!! exacting citing and flue tolerances as well as really effective tie down options
Storing dry fuel
Stove and stovepipe maintenance
Restrictive municipal codes regarding the burning of "hearth fires"
I love a wood burner on a boat and in spite of the sometimes eyebrow raising issue of compatibility wouldn't be without.
HAl Roth's solution was a Diesel cookstove for cooking
and heat along with one of those small gimballed burners for quick tea and soup jobs.
Check out his book After 50,000 Miles
(precurser to his How to Sail Around the World... much better title for the latter!)
Also search out Shipmate Stove Company... different styling but just as well made as the Navigators at an easier price