Originally Posted by bobsyiruncle
I had to go back and look at Moonfish's video again. I thought I saw a wood stove and I guess I did.
It's actually a propane stove. The PO had installed it many years ago w/3 7-gal propane tanks feeding it on the starboard sidedeck (there's still enough room to walk past them). When we first looked at the boat, we thought we'd end up taking the propane out and putting in either a diesel or wood stove. The PO kept saying "Just live through one winter with it..." He was right! Keeps the "upstairs" nice and toasty, and just by flicking a switch. So it's very convenient, and quite nice to watch the flames at night. It has a blower on a rheostat, so the heat is pretty even in the main cabin. And it's plumbed correctly, so that air intake and exhaust go through the chimney - no propane moisture in the cabin. During the coldest months, we spent about $45/mo on propane, so for liveaboards/workaboards (which means we turn the thing on around 7:30am and don't shut it off until 10pm, 7 days a week) it's not bad as a primary heat source...