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Thanks for your "pressure post", Tom. That makes a lot of sense. Our boat isn't known for having great ventilation anyway. We are considering installing a couple of dorades and possibly another hatch. This gives us more reasons to do so.

We'll certainly take ventilation and wind direction into consideration when we fire that baby up for this first time!

Thanks again for everyone's input!
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Re: Solid Fuel Stove Fuel

I was on the boat last week in Rhode Island and it rain pretty hard all week. It wasn't cold enough to run the stove, but something was running during the storm: water. Yup, the Charlie Noble, or the deck plate, or both leaked like crazy. So, I'd like to redo all the stove pipe and flue, rebed the deck fitting, and replace the "Chuck Nob".

Does anyone know of any manufacturers that make a deck fitting for a stove pipe that also has a cap? I'd love to be able to remove the pipe above the deck and cap the fitting when sailing or during warm rains.
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Does anyone know of any manufacturers that make a deck fitting for a stove pipe that also has a cap? I'd love to be able to remove the pipe above the deck and cap the fitting when sailing or during warm rains.
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Re: Solid Fuel Stove Fuel

Why not just experiment with different fuels until you find one you like? A lot of people use briquettes. Hardwood burns hotter per volume, and so does regular charcoal. Anthracite coal will probably burn through your firebox. Soft coal is an awful mess and doesn't enough heat for the trouble.
Try several and see which you like.
If you burn wood, watch for hot embers coming out the flue. You may want to add a 1/4 inch screen to the top.
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I was on the boat last week in Rhode Island and it rain pretty hard all week. It wasn't cold enough to run the stove, but something was running during the storm: water. Yup, the Charlie Noble, or the deck plate, or both leaked like crazy. So, I'd like to redo all the stove pipe and flue, rebed the deck fitting, and replace the "Chuck Nob".

Does anyone know of any manufacturers that make a deck fitting for a stove pipe that also has a cap? I'd love to be able to remove the pipe above the deck and cap the fitting when sailing or during warm rains.
I simply weld the stove pipe, 16 guage wall, 4 inch diameter stainless to a piece of stainless plate and bolt that down over an oversized deck hole. Then I take a supper plate sized piece of 16 guage stainless and bend it down to 4 inches wide and bolt that to the top of the pipe. You can cant it one way or the other to give you a draft in a breeze, before you light the stove.
Worked well for me, for decades, in rainy BC, year round.

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