Navigator's Model # NSW1. "SARDINE"
- 12 x 12 x 11 Inches, (30x30x28 Cm). Weighs 35 Lbs, (16 Kg).
86 % Efficient !
- Cast iron construction
- For Wood
(cut your wood rounds to 6" long and then split down to approx. 3".)
Uses 4" Chimney Pipe (10 Cm).
- 7,500 - 18,000 BTU [ 2 - 5 Kw.] Heat Output.
Rule of Thumb: 15 x Volume of Space to Heat = Reqd. BTU's.
Modern "Clean-Burn" Technology - Non Catalytic. 3.5 G/Hr.
note: As of May 2020 this model's new status will be EPA Exempt as a "camp
- Cook Surface Dimensions: 11" wide x 8" deep.
- Plain Iron w/traditional stove polish or Optional High Temp Paint.
-Porcelain Enamel Upgrade (green porcelain stove pictured above).
- Right Hand Side Door Standard. Left Hand May Be Requested.
- Ultra-compact - The "Laptop" of cookstoves.
- Great For Smaller Boats
or Sleeping Cabins Aboard Larger Vessels.
- 2/3'rds the size of the "Little Cod", similarly constructed.
- Compatible with our bronze "Drop-In" Burner Modules!
A stout little stove!
$1470 for Plain Iron
CALL for various build options w/Paint, Porcelain, Glass, Brass Rail.
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LITTLE COD and SARDINE size comparison .
"Love the stove, like it's size and style. Will send photos
when I have installed it on the boat. The deck fitting is superb, love the
quality of the stove and the deck fitting. I feel completely vindicated in
choosing from America rather than the inferior products available over
here!! All the other stoves were either too large or too small or of an
inferior quality so I am delighted. Won't install until the pipe arrives.
Cheers for now. Will let you know once I have the flue."
J.M. / UK.
I am pleased with the way my Sardine Wood Stove heats my trailer on cold nights.
By using hardwood I can keep a nice bed of coals burning for about four hours.
The stove top works great for making oatmeal in the morning and the alcohol burning insert works well when it is too warm for a wood fire.
I have been traveling for about six months through all kinds of weather and my stove makes my little trailer feel like home.
W.S. / USA
We are really enjoying our SARDINE stove... it is a pleasure to go down to the boat and fire it up with such little effort,
and be rewarded with a toasty cabin in no time flat. So much better than our old diesel stove. Finally we can get out an enjoy some
winter weekendgetaways around the Gulf Islands on the boat. Cheers from the warm Winter sailors.
R.L. / CANADA
George Putz - from The Mariner's Catalogue 1973
"There is something in the ship's stove that can be profound. Whether for heating
or cooking, or both, the ship's stove is a technical, existential, aesthetic, and sometimes
a spiritual focus aboard a boat. Do you know what I mean? Other areas in this category
are the wheel (right?), those things aboard a boat that command your direct, regular
engagement. Boatmen in northern waters become especially attached to their stoves and
there is real pride in owning and becoming competent with a fine one. I suppose that
alcohol and gas stoves now vastly outnumber those using wood, coal, and kerosene and
this is understandable; though the understanding comes from psychology and
market-economics more than reasoning. Please do not misunderstand me. Alcohol and
gas stoves are now very good, most of the poorly designed and constructed ones having
eliminated themselves. But both do tie you to the marine supplier and the alcohol "required
for marine use" is a fantastic rip-off; indeed it is a fantastic scandal.
All stoves have drawbacks and it is a matter of choosing which you care to live with.
We'll readily admit to a bias. But it seems to us that the main reason why coal/wood is
today the least common cooking fuel on board boats is that people somehow associate
these stoves with primitiveness, hard times ("the bad old days"), poverty and, therefore,
being dirty. This is nonsense.
Seasoned hardwood pieces, hard coal or charcoal can be prepackaged into starter,
medium, and full-heat bags before placing them aboard and a fiberglassed bunker is
easy to keep clean and tidy. In any case, the heat of a coal/wood stove is incomparable,
not only for general heating but all cooking, especially baking. To be sure, such stoves
are most practical North of Massachusetts Bay on the East Coast and San Francisco Bay on
the West Coast. From these areas northward, however there is no better ship's companion."