17th March: Converting Stove to Butane

the original spirit stove in gimballs

For some time I’ve been thinking about using a Butane stove for cooking rather than the Spirit Stove. Now that I’ve realised that I don’t use Seatern in winter it seems a good idea. It will mean that I’ll be using the same butane cartridges for heating the boat and for cooking. I spent today modifying the gimball unit to take a Brightspark stove. It still needs some modifications but I’m sure it will work – the problem being that the balance of the gimballs will change as the gas is used up. I’m going to use some small weights to keep it balanced.