I don’t know if you’re like me, but in the odd quiet moment, for example this morning as I was cycling to work, I daydream about the boat and find myself making a virtual journey through the boat ticking off jobs that’ll need doing to ultimately get the boat to what I see as an ideal state.
This morning, as a watery sun shone, I focused (perversely given the heat) on stoves, in particular the range in the back cabin.
I got to thinking about options if the range proves impossible to safely fix, and have started to think about the possibility of replacing it with a bottle stove.
Open day boats would have had a fire bucket, just a basic barrel brazier with holes punched in it, obviously that’s not an option for a 21st C. cabin boat! A bottle stove however might be an option.
I’ve been a-Googling but can find very few references to bottle stoves. Does anyone know where I might be able to source a picture of a bottle stove in situ in a boat?
In my own archive I could only find the following poor quality photos taken last year from one of Alan Herd’s series about his journey’s around the canal system (they were being repeated on ‘Dave’). They’re of a (very open!) bottle stove in Caggy Stevens’ tug Caggy.