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Love our diesel stove...

This shot is from a week ago. The outside temp is about 40 degrees, it snowed the day before, and here is Alisha, our 14-year old in the 74 degree cabin makin' Jiffy Pop while underway in the San Juan Islands. Pilothouse, diesel heat, beautiful scenery, family out sailing... Life is good...
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Cool...Now if they could just figure a way to make it vent free Id get one...
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Diesel stoves make a lot of sense, but there's not a lot of reputable makers these days. I'll stick with propane unless I find a deal I can't refuse.
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I love mine too.

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We crossed wakes in Ireland with a Dutch sailor who had a diesel stove set up in a gimballed stainless steel countertop on his blue-water singlehander. THAT was quite a setup. He wasn't using it much in the summer, though.
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I have a diesel stove which has not yet been installed an old Dickinson Bering. I have been told all sorts of things about diesel, so good some bad. I had been seriously thinking about converting it to wood, but can't figure out a feasible way of doing it. The only direct input I have received about diesel was that they are wonderful, but your boat ends up smelling like the engine room fishing boat. I will be able to keep my propane cook top, sea-swing and cockpit BBQ. Any suggestions are welcome
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Keep your eyes open for a used woodstove if that's what you want. I've always cooked aboard with propane, because it's clean, hot, and easy to use.
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We have only used the diesel stove/oven to heat so far. Wonderful source of dry heat. The only time it makes the boat smell is the few times it blew out due to downdraft while sailing. Yes, then it stinks. Otherwise, it's a non-issue. I am going to replace the old flue I have with one of those newer "H" chimney flues, which makes downdrafting less likey. I've talked to a few other sailors who just don't use their diesel heater while sailing because of downdraft, which for me is only while on a starboard tack, as the boom swings out just over the top of the chimney.

We'll actually experiment cooking with the stove/oven this winter. During the warmer months, we use a Coleman 2-burner propane stove which we put directly on top of the diesel stove (which isn't on at the time, of course...).

It all depends on where you live. Up here I wouldn't be without a diesel heat source. Actually, if we had a bigger boat I'd go with a diesel heater/fireplace and a propane stove/oven. Best of both worlds.


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Keep your eyes open for a used woodstove if that's what you want. I've always cooked aboard with propane, because it's clean, hot, and easy to use.
I have the diesel and am not in a position where I can go out and buy another stove. I have a line on a bulkhead wood heater, I'd really like to convert the diesel to wood but it doesn't look like it is possible. The diesel will give me more cooking space than the 2 burner propane cooktop....which will be relocated to another place in the galley and add the oven feature (as well as fix the slight list to starboard)
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That's a whole lot of trouble just to cook pop-corn!!

Jiffy-pop, as much fun to make as it is to eat!!
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