Re: Propane Stoves
- In regards to alcohol stoves.. I have a Homestrand 126. I don't know it's history, or if it is factory. It works like a charm. I have a unusual situation as I have a wood stove for heat, and I can't see taking the risk of propane. I don't get it anyway. I can carry several nice square cans of alcohol and they sit nice. I use a gallon a month, for 15.00 dollars spring and summer, and cook on the woodstove fall and winter. Only two rules: After the stove cools, crack the valve and make sure it's out, and..if an overfill occurs wait till the next day to light it, fire extinguisher is a bitch to clean up.
--- In BaylinerBuccaneerGroup@yahoogroups.com, "bayliner.bill" <bayliner.bill@...> wrote:
> I did a lot of research and asked a lot of questions before I removed my propane stove from my B240 this year. Too many horror stories ... one case at our own marina where a father and daughter were lucky to survive an explosion. Propane is different on a boat...it can build up in the lowest areas without you knowing it (like the bilge) and ignite. I wasn't sleeping well on board just thinking about it. Most ocean going cruisers use non-pressurized alcohol stoves for a reason.