Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South carolina
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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.
I have a pressureized stove. It works well. I did have to stop some leaks when I first got the boat. All is well now. I am going to try the Oven this weekend and see how it works.