Re: Alcohol stoves in use?
A 1976 original stove is almost certainly pressurized alcohol. Not too many people are using them anymore. But plenty of people are still using non-pressurized alcohol such as the Origo mentioned above.
As for propane, it can be difficult to retrofit a proper installation onto a boat that wasn't designed for it in the first place, especially for boats 30' and under. I'd strongly consider it if I lived aboard, but as a weekend warrior/daysailer, the NP alcohol works fine as long as it's used properly.
Beneteau Oceanis 400
formerly Lippincott 30