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Old 28-10-2010, 13:52   #1
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Smile Taylors Kerosene Cookers

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Anybody have experience with Taylors Kerosene Cookers, thinking of buying one.
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Old 28-10-2010, 14:25   #2
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I've had two and I loved them. I could use simple kerosene for both the stove and the heater I had. They are preheated with a bit of alcohol, then they light up and the BTU's are very high. I didn't have any problems with clogging or soot.

I should point out that they both came with the boat. They are quite expensive new these days.

I'd like to know where you might be purchasing yours from, as I would also like to get another one.
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Old 28-10-2010, 15:20   #3
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They've shown up very infrequently on Ebay. Have also seen at least one on SF Bay Area Craig's List. Prices aren't bad used but astronomical new. I picked up my 029 up for $600 but it was totally rebuilt, new burners, etc and indistinguishable from new. Have seen 029s for around $400 and even an 030 for $500 in the last year. Great stove for my needs as I wanted it as narrow as possible and it cuts down a good two inches on the standard marine stove width.
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We have one in each boat. Threw out the propane and converted the lockers to storage.

Parts can be had through St. Brendan's Isle, the mail forwarding people.
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Hi Saltymonkey,
I live in Australia and they sell them at a marine shop at the Gold Coast, I checked prize for new one around $4000.00.
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1,599 British Pounds @ $1.60/pound puts it around $2,600US + shipping etc.

Blakes Lavac Taylors 029 Paraffin Cooker Hob & Small oven, Cookers & Galley Equipment | Mailspeed Marine
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Yeah, to me thats a ridiculous price.
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Oops! Put this on the wrong thread earlier...

There is a chap in the south of England, Southampton, called John Gardiner, who used to deal in secondhand and refurbished taylors kerosene stoves. I am sorry but I can't find his contact details. maybe try the forums at www.ybw.com? We bought a refurbished stove for our daughters boat and he provided excellent service. We were extremely pleased with the stove too!
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Great stoves. But Pricy.

The only downside IMO is the cast iron enameled stove top that corrodes away. Not a cheap part to replace.

Considering making one in brass or SS plate instead
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