Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?
You are correct... I could purchase a new-in-the-box diesel stove for $3,000.00 and have it installed by a "professional" for another $1,200.00 at the marina while tied up the their dock for $60.00 a day. Or, as I look at it, I can find a beautiful used stainless stove box for a couple of hundred bucks, install a nice burner system all cleanly welded and joined by yours truly, build a beautiful 3 gallon reservoir for the fuel and sail off the hook with an extra $3,500.00 in the cruising kitty. In the end, I know the entire system and can repair any part of it anywhere in the world.
Having said that, placing your faith in todays engineers and insurance companies is not for me. Having them around is one thing, even handy at times. But....
Last edited by UsailIbail!; 06-15-2012 at 10:29 AM.