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Solid fuel stoves

Posted: Sat January 7th, 2012, 3:02 pm
by Tim Fenner
Considering filling a solid fuel stove (because its cheeper than liquide fuel stoves) to my Waterwitch "Wedjit" (ex Peter North). There was an American stove, it cracked, but the flue (cannot spell. this is a tube not a disease) is still there and a hearth. Looked at second hand but advised to go small as they are powerful. Also looked at Davey and Co. There "Hot pot" seems a possibility. Anybody any experience? Tim Fenner

Re: Solid fuel stoves

Posted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 10:59 pm
by Fiddler's Green
Hi Tim, I have asked on the main site to see if I can tempt an answer out of anyone....

Sadly not been shipmates with one so cannot answer.

With the temperature down to minus 2 tonight I can see the attraction if you were staying aboard!


Re: Solid fuel stoves

Posted: Sun February 12th, 2012, 7:12 pm
by Kenneth Marsden
You may be right about liquid fuel stoves being dear to run - especially if you burn parrafin; I have a diesel stove, made by Refleks (Denmark) which seems to put out a lot of heat for very little fuel, and of course it's convenient to use as it's plumbed in to the main engine fule feed. My stove is the smallest that Refleks make, and at the lowest setting is adequate for my GH 31. It has a milled top plate fopr heating food in a devent pan, which is a bonus.

I had a smaller boat with a charcoal stove, and that worked well but was messy, and fiddly to get going. Such stoves would be cheaper to buy than any diesel stove.

Good lock.

Ken Marsden

Re: Solid fuel stoves

Posted: Mon February 13th, 2012, 3:05 pm
by JamesH
Look at Machine mart the smallest pot belly stove should suffice, or the barrel stove.
Or look on ebay for a gas bottle stove if looks aren't important?

Yours James

Re: Solid fuel stoves

Posted: Tue November 20th, 2012, 8:35 pm
by chris s
Yes a Gas bottle stove might be an idea.

Re: Solid fuel stoves

Posted: Wed May 15th, 2013, 2:48 pm
by Wooden Boat Fittings
There's some material on solid fuel heaters here -- ... oat-heater