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post #43 of Old 09-10-2012
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Re: Alcohol stoves in use?

I have a 2-burner Origo on the boat and love it. My buddy's boat has an old pressurized stove on it, and as stated you have to know how to light it but alcohol is a lot easier to find in foreign ports, or so I am told, I will find out soon enough. Also alcohol is cheap, grab a gallon from the hardware store and it has lasted me 2 seasons of every weekend and 2 week long trips. I don't have gaskets and have been fine as far as evaporation. Friends use those little round pieces of rubber that you use to open hard to open jars, you know for extra grip, as gaskets prob a lot cheaper option than buying the Origo ones.

Also propane retrofits need specialized storage for the bottles and a lot of hassle, not worth it in my opinion when the alcohol works so darn good!
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