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Old 06-10-2010, 05:17   #31
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Methylated spirits or Denatured alcohol is ethyl alcohol (ethanol) that has additives (10% methanol) to make it more poisonous or unpalatable, and thus, undrinkable. Itís available virtually world wide, under different names:

See ➥ Where to get meths (methylated spirits)

And ➥ International Fuel Names

Or ➥ Methylated Spirits Suppliers Worldwide
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Only ever had one fire on a boat.

Dad was lighting the Metho stove on our first boat and the little cup thing overflowed when the boat rocked from a wake and as Metho is clear you can't see the fluid if its overflowing.

Anyway we nearly lost the boat.

Never seen or heard of a propane/butain/lpg etc stove fire on a boat.... But I know gas stoves scares people because of the big red sign.

you don't have a big red sign on a Metho stove so folks think they are safer...
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does anyone know if the origo alcohol burners are built in or remote tank?
The Origo tanks(one per burner) are removable. They are full of what appears to be an aluminum wool type substance. Fill with alcohol and the 'wool' prevents any spillage. The tanks each have an opening in the top where the flame exists. About as simple and bullet prove as it comes..
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The Origo tanks(one per burner) are removable. They are full of what appears to be an aluminum wool type substance. Fill with alcohol and the 'wool' prevents any spillage. The tanks each have an opening in the top where the flame exists. About as simple and bullet prove as it comes..
Fill 'em up. wait 30 seconds or so...............and then you can tip 'em upside down

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Butane lighter fuel would make me nervous - that stuff comes out rapidly and is like rocket fuel. As anyone who has ever set fire to a disposable plastic cigarette lighter will testify.
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HI there have just taken owenership of Hunter 701 (23ft) which the previous owner had placed a LPG stove in it with the instructions along the lines of "if you ever want to seriously use that make sure you vent it out into the cockpit...." now I know the principles of what he was talking about and have read plenty about the safety of gas on boats but here's the thing ...I couldn't really be bothered!!!!

am thinking of scrapping the whole LPG thing and going to a meths/paraffin/petrol stove. Was looking at the coleman unleaded fuel 2 burner stove....opinions please????/

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We had a simular problem due to space and decided to combine two problems into one compact unit and went for a Taylors oven, if you leave the door ajar it also acts as a cabin heater plus we cook some great meals and it is peanuts in cost to run, web site Taylors 030L but hope you have a few dollars more!

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