Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
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Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!
Originally Posted by MastUndSchotbruch
"Propane fuel of choice around much of the world" Poppycock. Did you ever try to refill a propane bottle outside your home country? S'ppose not.
And of course you find kero anywhere in the world, it is the cooking fuel used by more people (billions) than any other. And if for some reason the gas station close to the port does not carry it, just go to any airport and buy jet fuel A; same thing.
The vast majority of world cruisers use propane with diesel a distant second and only a few kero fans. We have filled our propane tanks all over the world with no difficulties at all. We were set up to connect to foreign tanks but have never had to use them. Propane suppliers in places as diverse as Ecuador, Australia, and South Africa had no difficulty with US fittings.
Had a kerosene stove years ago, you could not pay me enough to use one now. The Origo seems like a good unit but getting fuel conveniently could be a problem.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.