Starboard Tack Puff-back Blues

As mentioned yesterday, the Sardine woodstove (shown below), does not draw well (if at all) in a breeze when on a Starboard tack.

I assume there is enough of a downdraft to overwhelm the usually good design of the current smokehead. Here is a photo of the Charley Nobel in question:

She is currently situated in her slip at Beaton’s facing Northwest, opposite of this photo:

Sjogin in slip

When she’s facing that way, a Northeast breeze like we have today, causes the stove to work in reverse. Sort of like trying to live in a food Smoker. No hot tea today.

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