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Old 11-04-2008
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Originally Posted by therapy23 View Post
I hear it [stove alcohol] is hard to find in lots of places too.
As I understand it, you can burn methyl hydrate in the wick-type/non pressurized alcohol stoves.. that should be easy to find just about anywhere.

We lived with a pressurized alcohol stove for a decade, didn't really mind it once we got a handle on the lighting sequence and did away with the smelly (invisible) flareups .. but now that we have propane we wouldn't go back.

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One boat I am very interested in is a J/28. They all sold with alcohol stove and all the ones I have seen on the market still have alcohol stove.

Is there a locker for LPG tank? Or, would one have to retrofit a locker for propane tank?
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If the boat didn't come with a propane stove, it probably doesn't have a propane locker, and will need one retrofitted.

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Stoves, Hunter 34 1983

Originally Posted by Sailing2636 View Post
I just bought a 1983 Hunter 34. I'm very excited!! Its a definate ungrade from my little O'Day 27. Unfortunitly the owners before me did alot of renovations and changes to the Hunter 34. I'm trying to resore it as much as possible to its origional 1983 condition. I've already been in contact with Hunter Marine and they are going to send me an origional owners manual, but they're are still some other things I'm not to sure about. For example the previous owner was living on the boat, he took out the origional stove and oven and put a mini-fridge in its place. Does anyone know what the origional make and model stove/oven belong in my boat? Or where I can find the resources to find this information? If anyone could help me out with anything you may know about my boat it would be sooo greatly appreciated!! I feel like lost and like I'm trying to fix it up in the dark. All opinions and knowledge would be awsome!! Thanks all!!

I don't necessarly want it to exact origional, wrong choice of terms, I appologize. More like the origional interior layout. I'm very against alochol stoves. I'm just trying to figure out more or less what people are using on they're boats. Just trying to collect ideas and opinions. My boat has a long way to go, the prevous owner nailed 2x4's into my counter top and what-not to make TV stands and shelves.
Does anyone know why this particular boat is not seen with a dodger?? Also I thought my draft was 4.3 but a sales rep told me it was 5+??
I have a 1983 Hunter 34 and have had since 1988. I have mode very few changes to the boat, other than adding electronics, dodger, bimini, etc. The ONLY real modification was to get rid of the original Oven/Stove, which was a major boondoggle and safety problem. The original was kerosene based. There was a tank that is behind the storage behind and to the left of the stove. You have to fill that with kerosene and pump it up. However, to light the stove or oven you have to first heat up the ‘nozzle’ of the burner. There is a cup area that you fill with alcohol and light. This heats the nozzle and then ignites the kerosene. This is especially tricky when at sea. After two fires in the galley I took it out and trashed it. The draft is 5’6”. You can contact me with questions. 714-878-6649

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