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post #23 of Old 09-09-2012
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Re: Alcohol stoves in use?

I still use my pressurized alcohol stove. The danger comes at light-off; it is too easy to put too much alcohol in the warming pan. If you do you get a huge flame that could catch the curtains on fire. Once these alcohol stoves are going, they are as safe as anything else that makes open flames in your boat. I asked an old salt to show me how when I first bought the boat and that worked out well.

T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Pasadena, MD
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