Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver Island
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I have a Dickenson diesel stove in my boat. It is fantastic. It leaves no smoke stains anywhere and burns nice and clean. It keeps the entire boat (33') warm and toasty, like a wood stove in a cabin. It has extended our cruising season and is makes our boat a great place to kick back on a cold winter night. I love it.
It is gravity fed from a day tank that holds 6 gallons. It will run continuously for 7 or 8 days on a tank. I fill the tank from the fuel tanks via a little lift pump. I have never run it full on, the boat would get too warm. I don't often let it run at night when we are sleeping because I'm a bit funny that way. Most people do leave it run. They are very popular here in the PNW on real boats. You see them on liveaboards, fish boats, tugs and many others. I give mine a good clean every year or so. It is 30 years old and all original. That is good value!
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217