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GLASS PANEL OPTION for SARDINE & COD.
We have used our workhorse office COD daily, as needed, for about a year with the new glass panel option.
It works out to be pretty serviceable w/o any sort of air wash for the glass. Adding an air wash
would alter the burn dynamics and likely make the stove un-EPA-able emission wise. So we are
glad we did not need to get into that complication. Here it is when its been freshly wiped down with a rag before
getting it going one morning. The glass will not stay perfectly clean all the time and can be best described as a
bit like the weather - some moments cloudy, some moments clear, but always a nice ambient flicker/glow is present.
What's nice is that a hot fire will burn off the crud and clear things up incredibly w/o any human intervention.
So far a good many new orders are going out with glass.
(OK! The vote is in. Most folks do not want the stove's name etched on the window
as the name is presented on the front plate of a non-glass stove. Phasing-out etching then.... oh well.....
if you happen to think its nice, let us know and we'll do one for you! NOTE: Custom names cannot be entertained
5/3/10 ...... HERRING for DIESEL/BIODIESEL.
Here's the prototype at medium flame. Stove is 28" tall to top of rail x 12" x 13" footprint.
Weight @ 55 Lbs.
Big glass & herring fish relief on the front plate.
Best available "blue flame" natural draft burner from Europe - no fan/electricity required.
Have been running it the last few days on straight BioD. Very clean burn. Very steady.
Will be working on a design for a water heating loop.
Alcohol Drop In Burners also fit the HERRING..
We're building more HALIBUTS !
The time has come to build some more HALIBUT cookstoves!
We proudly invite you to take part in another limited production run.
This model incorporates several features that will make this
traditional solid fuel design even more appealing, practical, and long lived:
- Cast Bronze Sea Rails & Corner Posts Standard.
- Firebox Door Glass
- Stainless Ash Pan & Oven Rack.
- Oven Thermometer.
- For Coal & Wood.
- Heavy Cast Coal Linings with Shaker Grate & Handle.
- Porcelain Enamel Upgrade Available.
- Halibut Relief on Oven Door.
Navigator has recently built HALIBUT's destined for
the Maine Coast, Narragansett Bay, Puget Sound, Alaska, Texas and the UK.
We look forward to hearing from you in the very near future if you want to be part of this batch!
Please contact us at 360 566 2418 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
HALIBUT Platform Size Minimums:26 Wide - Minimum.
( leaves 2 gap between stove & shielding)
18 Deep - Minimum.
( leaves 1 gap between stove & shielding)
NOTE: dimensions take L & R and Rear 1 shielding into consideration
plus an additional 2 each side to access turnbuckle hold-downs.
Alcohol Drop In Burners also fit the HALIBUT.
Making a Wood Crib
Seemed wastefull to burn up a bunch of tight grain branches on burn-pile day.
Also felt a bit silly cutting & stacking such small stuff. So, with chicken wire in
hand, we made up a few 24" diameter bins. Rocks in bottom to keep wood
up off wet ground. Lucky to find some junked metal roof for the roofs. A small
circular saw works well to zip up the wood into a wheelbarrow used as a "catch
sawbuck". Small stoves, small wood. Get rid of that biomess!
Red Porcelain is available.
If you like old fashioned "barn red" or "bottom paint red" , then this is the color for you.
Since shielding for combustible surfaces is such a critical issue for boats, Navigator
has decided to offer custom made panels. These panels can be made from either
20Ga. stainless or 16 Oz. copper .
Before installing your stove, familiarize yourself with the shielding requirements
outlined in the Installation Manual. Then, determine the appropriately sized panels
and make paper templates of the shapes/sizes that will be required. Please consult
with a marine surveyor in your area if you need further assistance determining how
extensive your shielding should be. Navigator is pleased to generally discuss your
requirements or, if need be, we can arrange an "on site" installation consultation.
Thanks to Tom Yoemans for his contribution of a SHIPMATE 214 STOVE from
the vessel AMBERJACK; a 42' Alden Schooner built in 1924. Not only did Tom
donate an incredible stove to our "archives", but also a book written by his
father which tells the story of the boat and her extended family. In it are several
references to the stove's operation and of its central importance during their
travels. Lot's more could be said but let's leave it at:
AMBERJACK'S legacy lives on....
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