Ocean Hermit – sailing, solitude and stories

My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

Woodstove on a sailboat – installation photos

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2 comments on “Woodstove on a sailboat – installation photos

  1. mel barnes
    October 11, 2012

    Hi thier, thankyou for the informative info on the sardine, we are looking at buying one for next winter, I wonder could you tell us if you get any trouble with soot from the flu on the deck we have been told this is a real problem, also what prevents sparks from setting the sail covers on fire, these are a few concerns, other than that we are pleased to hear your very happy with your sardine, any information regarding the soot would be really appreciated. thanks heaps mel.


    • Dennison
      October 13, 2012

      Thanks for your comment and question on my website.

      I have never had sparks coming out of the chimney, despite a few
      strong, very hot fires. I once had a soot problem. i mistakenly burned
      some wood that had what i think was fibreglass resin on it – came on
      deck to find the aft half of the boat covered in black soot. Soon
      washed off, lesson learned. What DOES happen is that soot builds up
      inside the chimney top and then when the chimney gets knocked by
      something pieces of soot fall out onto the cabin trunk. I usually
      wash it off with a bucket or three of sea water, or else hope for a
      good downpour.

      hope it helps.


      ps so far I have never had the sails up and the stove going at the
      same time. i think everything would be fine provided I kept the fire
      small, used very dry fuel with “logs” not kindling (less smoke) and
      watched which tack I was on.


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