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Old 01-13-2014
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Re: Cabin Heater Type and Arrangement

In over 40 years of year round living aboard , mostly in BC, I found a stainless airtight wood stove works best for me. Tried oil and scrapped it, as have most of my friends, after spending up to $200 a month on oil. In BC we are surrounded by beach loads of firewood, free for the taking. It takes me about 15 minutes to gather a weeks supply. I have got 14 hours of burn time out of a single loading of my stove. The trick is an adequate sized firebox, and airtight( controllable).
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
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