While sitting in Jumblie's cabin, listening to the rain thrash down, I think I decided how and where to fit a wee charcoal stove. I rather like the look of this one, from Hampshire Heaters. Any strong opinions - pro, con or pro something else? ...
I believe I have used the stove onboard a Colvic 28' LOA hull, I cant remember the class name to be honest. The stove produced a remarkable amount of heat. It was mounted in the heads and the heads door left open to heat the saloon indirectly, and this it did rather well. A sack of charcoal, the bag that is about 2'x9"x5" lasted about a week of evening use, just and no more.
The model may not have been the version you are showing, I don't remember the brass plate, but the deck flange and screw on flue are identical. My experience is that they work very well in smaller boats. The charcoal was kept in a small locker with a lift out inner lining (which could be cleaned remotely from the boat), below the saloon seat. I believe the owner preferred to keep the charcoal loose rather than in the bag. Perhaps because the bag could actually attract dampness, being paper, especially once opened.
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