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post #101 of Old 12-04-2011
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That's a nice stove, Wooden. How big is your boat?
I've thought lately that I'd like to find a small--very small--anthracite-burning stove for my 33-footer. Propane is expensive and inefficient, and a diesel heater needs too long a flue. I like solid fuel and hot cast iron, but I really can't see using wood for serious, cold-weather heating on a boat.
Your Morso wouldn't fit, though. And the small iron stoves that are available for boats are made for charcoal or wood. Coal burns much hotter and supposedly the fire boxes will burn out.
Sardines are neat-looking but like the others, they warn against using coal. Fatscos are interesting, but largely stainless steel and I don't think they have coal grates. Stonehorses used to come with a small flower pot-shaped stove made by a defunct foundary in Maine, and they were said to burn coal. Anyone know if used ones are available anyplace? Or of another tiny coal-burner?
John V.
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