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Christina II front end looking back

Christina II

Christina II front end looking back

New Oak deck support in place fire plinth back in and flue fitted without touching any wood this time so no risk of fire.  Leaving below open plan now louvre panel to go in above sink and at side of fire where we're making a drying cupboard for oilskins.  Think the new deck support should be strong enough.  Ladder down will swap sides and be in wood eventually. O0

    Jay Cresswell
    Apr 08 2012 03:12 PM

    Hugh Paterson
    Apr 08 2012 06:30 PM
    im sniffing for a stove for the Gem....but on second thoughts after what happened to Christina I might stick to the Webasto, same goes for cookers, gas makes me nervous still undecided on that front.
    solid fuel or gas make sure there is plenty permenant ventilation  as with any open flued appliance it uses the same air you breath for combustion, carbon monoxide is a silent killer

    Hugh Paterson
    Apr 08 2012 08:09 PM
    Hear wot u r saying, its the bottled gas im nervous from, witnessed a Navy yacht going bang a couple of years back when the gas settled in the bilge, and the first fella out bed put the bacon sarnies on, blew the coachroof n mast 30ft into the air and took the cooks leg off!!
    as you will see on all trawlers the bottles are racked in brackets on the wheelhouse roof and secured, bottled gas is heavier than air so it just lies in the bilge and thats why caravans have vents in the floor!.a baterry operated co detector is a must especially where there are sleeping quarters if an open flued applince isnt getting the right amount of combustion air it dosent burn properly and then your flue can soot up causingfumes to come back down the flue and thats very dangerous, i would look into ventialtion requirements for heating on boats on the net a good source might be some of the narrowboat sites,
    Great day seeing all that coming together on Saturday Bro, floor in on Tuesday and initial light up, missed that for a few weeks Eh!!

    Hugh I wouldn't worry too much about what happened to us that was more a matter of stupid fitting of the flue rather than any fire risk from the stove.  The one we have is a Stoves Brunnel 6Kw and it heats the front end probably a little too much, thus the open plan look now.  The other bonus is it has a ring on the top and you can quickly boil a kettle on it or cook if you wish.

    P.S. I'll get you the number for the wood guy once I've spoken to my he's on holiday just now and I want to make sure he's OK about giving his number out.


    Hugh Paterson
    Apr 09 2012 08:08 PM
    No worries Alan, be stripping the first of the rails from top of bulwark when we put her back in water, aiming to do 4-6 metres at a time and job the frame heads underneath as we go, I have some oak in the rack at the mo but gonna need more soon.
    Nice job Alan looking great again