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Old 18-01-2010, 19:33   #16
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I hear what you're sayin, Virginia Boy. I've always liked the little stoves made for boats, especially the Halibut. It has an oven that you can actually bake in!!


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Old 18-01-2010, 20:36   #17
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Originally Posted by Rex Delay View Post
For what it is worth, a neighbor of mine and a liveaboard had a wood stove in her previous boat. All was well except battles with downwind neighbors due to smoke issues and soot until one night. Sometime in the wee hours she heard a loud bang, got up to investigate and found nothing, no person on the docks. Went back to sleep and later was awaken by her smoke detector. Her 1928 wood cruiser was on fire. Problem dealt with. Next morning found a dead bird on deck - a duck, perhaps a seagull (don't remember which) had flown into her chimney in the middle of the night and died in the process. Problem being that upon impact, the chimney parted company at the deck joint and the deck caught fire as a result. Wood heat is not a good idea on a boat.
While I have no desire to use a solid fuel heater, saying that it is bad to use a solid fuel heater because a bird could fly into the chimney is a poor reason not to use one. One can use low probability failures to condemn any kind of heater you could put on your boat.


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Old 18-01-2010, 20:51   #18
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Originally Posted by geckosenator View Post
I wanna dry my poo in the sun.

Did you know it has roughly the same energy density as coal? I am thinking I can put it in with some ethanol and drop a match. Both intake and exhaust would be from the outside, and I might put a variable speed electric fan on the intake if needed.

Any suggestions on this would be great.
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Old 18-01-2010, 20:54   #19
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Low probability!! More like .0000001%, but it happened. Just thought I would mention it for interest.

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