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Old 03-09-2016, 02:41   #61
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Re: Olive Oil For Hurricane Lamps

We have a Den Haan which has stood up for to the marine environment for 20 plus years years. We have used it once!
I tried adding an image but still have not figured how to do this.

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So can anyone recommend a modern quality oil lamp for backup in the event all of your power was compromised?

The problem with candles in a hot tropical environment is they tend to transform into something unrecognizable...

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We have a Den Haan which has stood up for to the marine environment for 20 plus years years. We have used it once!
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:12   #63
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Many thanks El Ping !
Guess I should have looked a bit deeper. So, here is the attachment.
Presonally, I would not bother with an oil lamp again, We aso carry a Coleman petrol lamp with automatic ignition that gets used on forays ashore and that really produces serious light output - just remember to carry spare mantles.


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Your speculations may be criticized by some anti-speculators, but I suspect some speculating is useful to those with a more open mind considering things.
...or it's just another method of serial posting. If you really want to speculate, try your local coffee shop in the morning. There's usually a crowd there that has an opinion on everything that's going on in the world. Y'all fit right in.
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I have the Den Haan Trawler lamp.


I've owned it for more years than I can remember and it has been on 4 of my boats. A few years back I was selling my Rawson Pilothouse and a Russian chap was hassling me about it's patina appearance. I kept telling him I enjoyed the vintage look. He kept on and on about how I would like it better if I polished it up his way. I suppose he was speculating I would like it better that way.
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...or it's just another method of serial posting. If you really want to speculate, try your local coffee shop in the morning. There's usually a crowd there that has an opinion on everything that's going on in the world. Y'all fit right in.
I have a friend who is a writer. One of his characters in one of his books while standing in front of a window would duck every 5 seconds for 5 seconds. When asked why he did this, the character had speculated that if he ducked in this way, he reduced the chances of being hit by a rock by 50%.
Since you evidently don't like my posts, comments, opinions, writing style, or contributions to open discussions, why don't you simply ignore them?

I generally ignore your offtopic and snarky remarks. It is easy to do. I have done so since joining here.

Here is a friendly and simple suggestion for you: you can add me to your "ignore list" using the forum software, so you won't see my posts or comments.

I can only speculate why you don't.
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Re: Olive Oil For Hurricane Lamps

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I have the Den Haan Trawler lamp.


I've owned it for more years than I can remember and it has been on 4 of my boats. A few years back I was selling my Rawson Pilothouse and a Russian chap was hassling me about it's patina appearance. I kept telling him I enjoyed the vintage look. He kept on and on about how I would like it better if I polished it up his way. I suppose he was speculating I would like it better that way.
Oh wait, I was wrong. The lamp you pictured is the he one we have.
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We burn citronella lamp oil in our lamps, keeps the beasties away.
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Since you evidently don't like my posts, comments, opinions, writing style, or contributions to open discussions, why don't you simply ignore them?

I generally ignore your offtopic and snarky remarks. It is easy to do. I have done so since joining here.

Here is a friendly and simple suggestion for you: you can add me to your "ignore list" using the forum software, so you won't see my posts or comments.

I can only speculate why you don't.
Your take is exactly what I expected. No reason to change anything you're doing. I'll stop since you like to bicker on.
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Oh wait, I was wrong. The lamp you pictured is the he one we have.
In your earlier post you mentioned the heat they produce. After lighting them and letting them heat up, then throttling them back, I found mine to be an adequate heat source in an anchorage in Northern Ca. and even in Mx in the winter. I'll have to admit, I like them mostly for esthetic reasons...they give off a warm glow and look a little salty. Underway I bungie the base to the galley table and in rougher seas, wrap it in a towel and stow it in a locker. I also bought a baby one that I use on my back deck of my home in Ca. It's really useless for the boat.
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Re: Olive Oil For Hurricane Lamps

Ours is screwed to the bulkhead via a gimballed mount. To say it has a 'patina' is a bit of an understatement. We also use citronella oil - not sure if does any good tho'. We take our lamp out of the gimball and use it in the cockpit once in a blue moon. Its much easier and less hassle/risk just to use our yellow LED light. We also use a portable anchor light with a yellow wrap if we are out on the foredeck as it has a long power lead.


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In your earlier post you mentioned the heat they produce. After lighting them and letting them heat up, then throttling them back, I found mine to be an adequate heat source in an anchorage in Northern Ca. and even in Mx in the winter. I'll have to admit, I like them mostly for esthetic reasons...they give off a warm glow and look a little salty. Underway I bungie the base to the galley table and in rougher seas, wrap it in a towel and stow it in a locker. I also bought a baby one that I use on my back deck of my home in Ca. It's really useless for the boat.
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Re: Olive Oil For Hurricane Lamps

The hurricane lamp hasnt changed in design for 100 years since it was invented. What has changed is the price – I bought 2 in a camping store because they were about half size and $12 each. I bought 2 that were even smaller for $6 each a while later – i liked the smaller ones as they seemed better in scale in my main saloon. I havent used them much in the last couple of years – they arent quite bright enough to read by and my fluoro cabin lights dont seem to overtax the batteries. But they are a pleasant light to sit around listening to the radio to, or just daydreaming...
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