We have a Dickinson Beaufort
stove onboard our vessel which burns diesel or K1, ours is regulated for K1. It is on 15 hrs a day for 4 months of the year. It has been our galley
companion for 26 loyal years. The stove has not been with out occasional problems, usually related to fuel
issues (water) or draft
. We find it necessary to run the small 12volt fan that the stove is equipped with to assist with the draft
while the stove is on, not just during the lighting
process. Soot bunnies are the horror of poor combustion and can be a tough clean up. Fortunately the attack of the soot bunnies is not frequent.
The stove puts out dry heat, heats our hot water, operates while underway and cooks great meals
makes other stoves and heaters that are smaller than the Beaufort
that operate on the same principle. Draft of the chimney is critical for clean operation, the stove is easy to repair... fuel
filters, spare fan, spare control valve should cover it.
Can't think of any other stove I would want aboard.