Raft Stove?

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  1. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    What are you all using for a stove on your rafts? I'm looking for something with 2 burners and fits in a dry box. I want quality. I currently am using a nice coleman but it doesn't fit very well in the dry box.
     
  2. orangeradish

    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    I predict that Derek will say Partner Steel......
     
  3. hookedonthefly

    hookedonthefly Active Member

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    Not only Derek...that's the one.
     
  4. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Indeed. Adapter for 1 lb. propane and full-size tanks, fits in your dry boxes, John. My recommendation hands-down.
     
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  6. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Have to agree, they are the schiznet!
     
  7. Guy Gregory

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    Depends. For cooking, these guys have the best info...I use a Coleman. For heating, try a Buddy of the proper size. Of course, if you have a kayak, it doesn't matter, 'cause you can't have your kayak and heat it too.
     
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    Partner Steel is the choice of most of the major outfitters...tough, easy to fold up, excellent burners and they stand by their products unlike many that are made in China and once you buy it you are on your own.
     
  9. Shapp

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    I don't really like the partner stove, the burners aren't really rated that much for BTU and they are bulky and take up too much space for a 1 boat trip.

    I actually just got one of these converter things that turns your old coleman 2 burner white gas stove into a propane stove, Works awsomely and seams to burn hotter than the white gas did. Excellent flame control with the stansport converter.

    http://www.amazon.com/StanSport-185...=8-9&keywords=propane converter coleman stove
     
  10. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Wow, it's been years since I used one of their stoves, but was a lot better then my old propane coleman I had back then (well, still have, I passed it onto my son). Hmmmmm, wonder what BTU they're using.
     
  11. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    The Partner (Two Burner) Stove is smaller than the Coleman you've pictured.......
     
  12. Shapp

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    There is a link to the converter that has a photo of a coleman, which is not mine.

    My coleman is very old and in awsome shape and somewhat smaller than current models, which I got for $15 off craigslist several years ago. It 12,000 btu spec burners (whitegas) which seam to burn hoter with the stansport propane converter, which was $16. The volume of hte stove, which I just measured is 782 cubic inches.

    The most similar Partner stove, 2 burner with wind screen attached is 809 cubic inches, has 10,000 btu burners and costs $255 from Cascade Outfitters.

    Why would I pay $200 more for a bulker stove with burners that are at the low end of the camp stove spectrum?

    Cause they are cool and all the guides use them? :)

     
  13. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    I've been through the progression of stoves - of what works, and what doesn't. Partner Stoves have better quality, reliability, and simplicity - just some of the reasons why, making them "cool" I suppose.
     
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    I disagree, my coleman is from the 1960s, works flawlessly either by white gas or with the new propane converter and takes 30 seconds to hook up. I have been on more than 1 trip where a partner had a maintenance issue. To each his own. I am just pointing out my experience using stoves for work camping many days per year with a $30 stove. Truth through repetion is amazing, I guess you really have to keep telling yourself something to believe the partner really is better, will last longer and has less maintenance issues than my stove that is probably older than you, and defenitley older than me. I am sure your $255 stove also works well. My good boating friend actualy had a 4 burner he bootied from the bottom of blossom on the Rogue, he also has cheap 2 burner stansport (I believe) that he also loves. One stove is great for big groups, one is great for a trip with only a few peeps and less room. By all means, get a big fat partner if you intend to cook for a big group on a regular basis. if you are like me and go with small groups on adventurous techincal water where space, weight and reliabilty are serious matters, there are plenty of options for under $50.
     
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    lest there be any more dispareging comments about the trusty colmen stove,

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