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post #49 of Old 01-14-2014
Brent Swain
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Re: Cabin Heater Type and Arrangement

Originally Posted by BMLipiec View Post
I really like the idea of a wood stove aboard, but I was wondering about bringing aboard pests. Did you ever have issues with bugs (termites) with the firewood you brought aboard? Where did you store the firewood?
I have never had a problem, altho there are not many problem bugs in these latitudes. Coming home from the tropics, I would just tie my bundle of wood on a rope and lower it overboard for a couple of days to get anything living off it. Then put it on deck to dry in the tropical sun, before putting it below in the forepeak, which I don't use at sea , or under the dingy on deck. Getting back to BC only takes a few days of cold before getting in.
In winter I store my wood under a tarp in the back of the cockpit.

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