Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gloucester, MA
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Re: Alcohol Stove - Non-Pressurized
I have heard people complain about the cost of alcohol but have never found it to be true. I don't think that I have ever paid more than $15 for a gallon. That gallon typically lasts us about 50 days of cruising which really isn't bad.
If you are in the situation of installing something totally new, alcohol will be on the order of $1k cheaper which will buy an awful lot of alcohol. At the very least, I think that it would be really difficult to justify making the switch to propane for cost reasons unless you run the stove practically continuously.
I have not yet had the chance to cruise with alcohol outside of the continental US so I don't know whether there are supply issues anywhere.