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I'd second what Bubb said... pressurized alcohol stoves are a serious danger. BTW, water is not recommended as a fire extinguishing medium for alcohol fires, unless it is heavy water spray, since alcohol can burn at relatively dilute (40% by volume) levels. What can happen with an alcohol fire that you try dumping a bucket of water on is that the alcohol dilutes a bit and continues burning where ever it ends up... often burning in the bilges. With the lower amount of alcohol available to the non-pressurized stoves, you're a lot safer.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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