OK, Dave I get it, the Lear jet needs an overhaul. I have already been suckered into a 180 AnthraKing what more do you want, I could not resist. However, no fan noise in the living room for me and a nice POH stove to gather round when the wind is howling is my choice.
So do I stay with the Hitzer 50-93. Ugly, boring, but this winter was a stellar performer and even with wind chills of -30* the stove was never flat out and the only time it screwed up it was my fault. Advantage: proven performer and efficient. Or, do I fix the windows in the old Red Cross Garnet 48 and succumb to endless beauty and elegance with the chance that it may be a great stove too but harder to control and a lot of unknowns and perhaps more maintenance? However, I have a history of terrible luck with trophy anythings. I guess nut or stove coal is an inevitable consequence. So I need to suck it up and pay the fuel premiums for small loads.