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.
Finishing our major refit. Our trip to Newfoundland is off because it is too late. Hoping to go to the North Channel instead.