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post #20 of Old 07-19-2005
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Gas Vs. Deisel (are we crazy?)

It''s important to note that besides the explosivity of gasoline there is igniteability issues. Put a match to gasoline in the open and it will violently burn. Put a match to diesel in the open and it will not burn. You need more concentrated heat to get diesel to burn.

If you do go with gasoline what makes a big difference in reliability is to have electronic ignition. I believe there are conversion kits for most engines if it hasn''t been converted already.

A little off the subject but mentioned previously was the fact that people will worry about gasoline but have propane stove systems. On my 28'' Ericson I avoid that problem by having an Origo alcohol unit. I think the safest of all cooking systems. No propane or CNG. No tricky lighting of pressure alcohol systems but the advantage of water extinguishment . Just the Sterno type cannister that I refill up on deck in case of spills.
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