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ID: 37 Title: Experience with DIESEL STOVES? Replis: 7 Read: 5370 Author: 7  Page:[1]  2  
Name: Frode Figenschou  Posts: 1    Vancouver Time: 2003-2-1_15:30:49 Quote    Reply
I'm considering installing a diesel-stove rather than the usual gas-stove in my 36' sloop; and thereby reduce the number of "fuel-types" required. - Any comments, please?
Name: Peter Thor  Posts: 5    Vancouver Time: 2003-2-1_17:13:44 Quote    Reply
Hi as a person who has lived aboard in the Pacific nor'west i feel my experience in oil cook stoves is valid yes using one fuel for multiple purposes has advantages however a oil stove in the summer months becomes intolerable in a small vessel when the atmosphereic pressure is low it tends to mess with the oil burner by that I mean the air to fuel mixture becomes a problem causing unburnt diesel in the form of black smokie soot balls to exhaust from your stack and onto your deck and other vessel decks you can ellivate this by installing a small fan ie. a computer cooling fan 12v to force air into the combustion chamber .some stove come with this built in it takes awhile to become skilled in cooking on these stoves I cook with propane and heat with oil
Name: Tom Yang  Posts: 110    Vancouver Time: 2003-2-2_4:14:58 Quote    Reply
As Peter pointed out, most boats(work boats especially) in the Northwest water have a diesel stove onboard. It's big to start with. A small sailboat does not have the room for it.
It takes too long to cook because lack of open flames. Once you turn it up, it gets too hot in the small sailboat space. Even in winter months, sailors here use them for heating purpose, not cooking. Our 7k boats #2 PAX (30') sold hers in a month; now Greg on #42 (a Truenorth 34) is selling his Dickenson as well. Soot is another big problem for many folks.
I'd recommand get a small Diesel heater but still go with the propane stove for cooking.
Name: Greg Salisbury  Posts: 1    Vancouver Time: 2003-2-3_17:43:37 Quote    Reply
I have a Dickenson pacific diesel oven and only use it during the winter in very cold northwest pacific weather for heating. I have to keep it turned down very low and open hatches to keep the temperature down. Never use it during the summer months, too hot. I have decided to get rid of the Dickenson stove and buy a diesel heater and replace the stove with a propane model. Sooting was a problem so I have switched to stove oil which does burn much cleaner but of course there is an increase in price. Another problem with diesel ovens is that the stove pipe positioning, size and length are critical for smooth operation. I have had the flame go out many times in strong winds and had to battle very smelly smoky interior.
Name: John Fier  Posts: 3    Vancouver Time: 2003-2-7_0:28:7 Quote    Reply
We are considering a diesel stove/heater for our boat. We have looked at a Wallas with a ceramic top, two burners, and a lid that folds down to blow hot air. The burner and exhaust system are different than the Dickerson. Has anyone used or heard of this or a Toyotomi stove?
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