So, I was planning to install an Origo alcohol stove on my sailboat. However, it seems that Dometic has stopped making them.
I'm considering buying a used one. But I'm also using this as an opportunity to consider other options.
My reasons for choosing the Origo in the first place:
* This boat never had a propane system, so installing a propane stove would be a big job to build the lockers and everything.
* I like the fact that the Origo can run off multiple fuels and doesn't require pressurized fuel.
So, does anyone know of any options similar to the Origo stoves that I should investigate?
I recommend a change to propane which is readily available in all countries and in most cases the cooking gas is price controled.
However, Optimus-Primus used to make a Diesel or Kerosene stove that doesn't need a pre-start (pre-heat) fluid like alcohol. I bought a 2-burner counter top for my Herreshoff 28 ketch in the 80's. I don't know if they still make them. I have seen them on eBay under "vintage" stoves.
Since then, I have owned two different boats with alcohol stoves on them, which I promptly decommissioned and replaced with Propane stoves.
My bad experiences with ALCOHOL include;
1.) Severe stinging of the eyes when I used the alcohol stove on both boats and
2.) An alcohol fire on a sailboat while crossing the gulf in rough weather. The generator wasn't preheated enough and fluid came out of the burner and caught on fire.
3.) The flames are very hard to see and it burns on the top of water which was used to attempt to put it out. It left a lot of damage on the cabin sole...