Propane cook stove for WS 32

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  • March 17, 2011 5:11 PM
    Reply # 548237 on 542887
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    Stephen Yoder wrote:
    Steve Waterman wrote:<snip> What two burner plus over propane gimballed stoves are out there. I notice Dickinson only makes diesel cook stoves. Thanks,
    Steve Waterman

    Hi Steve,

    We've been really happy with a consignment shop stove we bought.  It's a "Gas Systems" brand and was originally a CNG stove.  Before we bought it it had been converted to propane. Looking under the hood I see it's actually a Hellig stove made by Seaward (or is it a Seaward stove made by Hellig?).  The oven thermostat actually works which is apparently a rare commodity on boat stoves.  We can't reach the temperatures listed on the thermo but we do get up into the 400-425 range.  And, unlike most small stoes we've used, this oven desn't burn the bottom of everything before the top is done.  So, you might look at the Seaward line if this stove is any indication of their quality.

    -Steve

    Steve, we had a Gas Systems three burner CNG stove on our first boat, a CT 42 Ketch. My wife still swears it was the best little stove ever. We lived aboard for 2 years and she cooked some great meals on that little gem. You really found a good deal there. I imagine it cooks as well on propane as CNG.
  • April 24, 2011 6:43 AM
    Reply # 576682 on 542801
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    Can anybody tell me where to by those little solid fuel sticks that you use to burn out carbon buildup in a Dickinson diesel heater? I have a few in a box, the label and instructions are in German. I need to get a couple boxes, or at least find out where to get them. It's still cold here in Maine and I expect it will be for some time.

    Thanks,
    Steve
  • April 24, 2011 4:43 PM
    Reply # 576836 on 542801
    Steve,  I'm in the same dilemma with "Second Wind" (#0296) and can't choose between two or three burner.  My wife says she doesn't even use more than two at a time at home (and yes, she's a good cook) and is hesitant about using the oven.  We've never lived aboard before but I convinced her that we NEED the oven (to heat casseroles if nothing else).   I just worry about the fit.   Aaron's setup looks like mine, but I've seen enough W32's to know that the kit built boats especially vary a bit in dimension, and sometimes a LOT!   The Tasco is slimmer, about 19-3/4 inches, but I want to fill the space.   

    BTW, I crewed on HERON when Don took her down to VA.  Great trip, nice boat, and a helluva engine!   -Tom Koehl
  • April 25, 2011 3:57 AM
    Reply # 576960 on 576836
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    Thomas Koehl wrote: Steve,  I'm in the same dilemma with "Second Wind" (#0296) and can't choose between two or three burner.  My wife says she doesn't even use more than two at a time at home (and yes, she's a good cook) and is hesitant about using the oven.  We've never lived aboard before but I convinced her that we NEED the oven (to heat casseroles if nothing else).   I just worry about the fit.   Aaron's setup looks like mine, but I've seen enough W32's to know that the kit built boats especially vary a bit in dimension, and sometimes a LOT!   The Tasco is slimmer, about 19-3/4 inches, but I want to fill the space.   

    BTW, I crewed on HERON when Don took her down to VA.  Great trip, nice boat, and a helluva engine!   -Tom Koehl

    Hi Tom,

    I finally settled on the three burner Tasco, as they had one in stock at Hamilton Marine in Searsport. I have not installed it yet, but it fits the space (according to my measurements). I'll let you know how I like it. I understand the ovens in these things are great and it has one of those electronic lighters, as I guess they all do. Mounting it should not be a problem. We'll see........

    I have not starated the engine, but I have never heard a bad thing about a Yanmar Diesel.

    All the best,

    Steve
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