Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Wood, Diesel or propane bulkhead heating stove?
I put a wood stove in a big old Wheeler that I lived on years ago. It worked out really well. Wood is very nice for drying things out. It takes more moisture out of the air than other stoves. My sailboat has a kero bulkhead heater that makes smelly fumes if not adjusted just right. It's also a real PITA to light: preheat, etc. and I have one more can of flammable fuel to deal with. With the small amount of btus a boat needs, I vote for wood. You could even buy some of those packaged logs made from processed wood which would probably go a long way. Unless you're living on a boat where it's cold, stove use is minimal. There's also less likelihood of blowing yourself up with wood. Propane on a boat is a scary proposition for ANY appliance.
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