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Old 08-07-2012, 11:29 PM   #21
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Might grab one in case I ever run out of gas.

A couple cans of chilli and a box of crackers is cheaper.Oh,you were referring to propane.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=BruceK;97301]LPG beats firing up the genset for coffee or tea.
A marine one, like our new 3 burner plus oven Italian made "SMEV",will have gas cutoffs if the flame goes out.

Snap Bruce, I have also have a SMEV, mine is a combination 3 burner and sink in one , absolutely love it, very neat and works well.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:59 AM   #23
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I replaced my old Princess range with a Fagor induction cook top and microwave/conduction oven. I run them through a 20A SPDT switch. Pics = 1) old unit, 2) new unit, butcher block top covering cooktop, 3) butcher block top up.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:00 AM   #24
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Looks good. What convection did you select?
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:45 AM   #25
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When I bought it several months ago I checked out all of the reviews online & found that the 1 cubic foot Sanyo had excellent reviews. I just looked it up and it says it is now discontinued, but they may have just replaced it with a different model.

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #26
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Induction tops are smooth.


Make up a set of sea rails , and perhaps a set of pot holders so a passing wake wont slide the boiling dinner onto the cook!

Used shops frequently have bins of parts that may contain stove top hardware, worth a look.

For folks redoing a galley remember an athwartships (side to side against an internal bulkhead) range does not toss its contents on the cook too often..On most boats the roll is far more pronounced than the pitch moment.

The against the hull configuration is far more dangerous and perhaps the bucks for a gimboled sail boat with fiddles model might save some cook scalding?
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:24 AM   #27
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Smile Installed and working

Got the induction stove top installed in Ment Tu Be and made a cover out of a plastic cutting board (SAMS CLUB) to lay over it when not in use. Gives it protection and us more space to land stuff. You have all been a great source of information and inspiration.
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Interesting thread. We have an RV Magic Chef, works great. Unless you're planning on going offshore, or spend a lot of time in bouncy anchorages a marine stove is a mighty pricey item.

Cooking underway on anything smaller than 40' and up is generally foolish unless you have no choice. Many years ago I talked some folks with a 32' Grand Banks who were making burgers while underway, the grease splattered and caught fire. They estimate it took the boat less than two minutes to sink once the flaming grease hit the teak & holly sole. No kidding, this was off Catalina Island. Needless to say we have lots of fire extinguishers aboard.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:45 AM   #29
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If use underway in rough weather is required , the Sea Swing with a Primus kerosene burner will work.

Small but it has served circumnavigators for decades ,

https://www.google.com/search?q=sea+...w=1280&bih=611
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Careful .... many older "marine stoves" and camping stoves do not have the thermocouples required by ABYC. In case of flame failure a thermocouple shuts off the propane at the burner. No thermocouple and your entire propane tank can dump into your galley.
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@boakpoker - Correct, and all the more reason to treat the stove, and propane system with great respect, make sure it it watched at all times, and if there are children onboard that they don't play with the knobs!

Unless you cook a lot, and are going to exotic locations, do you really need a 20lb propane bottle? Running just the stove and doing a lot of grilling it takes us 2 seasons to empty ours. I'm thinking about downgrading to a 10lb bottle.
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Unless you cook a lot, and are going to exotic locations, do you really need a 20lb propane bottle? Running just the stove and doing a lot of grilling it takes us 2 seasons to empty ours. I'm thinking about downgrading to a 10lb bottle.
You will save less than ten pounds.. What's the point?

The 20 lb tanks (usually only about 16-17 pounds when purchased) are available all over the place. Not so any non-standard tanks.

I keep a spare tank on board.
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Most propane installations I see are a bit scary like the photo below and more scary photos in Un-Safe Marine Propane Systems
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:34 PM   #34
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If I see that in a boat that I am on,I'm going overboard.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:54 AM   #35
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What I do want to know is which propane stove tops are you guys using and why did you pick that model.
Thanks in advance
Our boat uses a stove/oven combination, I guess what the house appliance people call a range. Original to the boat was a propane Magic Chef. It had leaky valves when we bought the boat, parts were made of unobtainium, so we had it replaced immediately with a Force 10 range (stovetop, oven, broiler).

I don't know if Force 10 makes a stovetop only but if they do and I wanted a stovetop that's what I'd get. Excellent quality and outstanding (in our experience) customer service. With the exception of a re-designed component that Force 10 supplied for free and then talked me through its installation live over the phone, ours has been trouble-free for 14 years.

As far as we're concerned, there is Force 10 and then several steps down there is everything else.

Our propane system consists of two Worthington 2.5 gallon horizontal aluminum tanks mounted side by side in the propane locker under one of the flying bridge seats. One with OPD and one without--- it's legal to use and refill a non-OPD tank as long as it is a purpose-built horizontal tank. Two tanks are great because if you only have one it is guaranteed to run out of fuel halfway through cooking a meal.
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If I see that in a boat that I am on,I'm going overboard.
Via a self determined dive,or the explosion? Equally bad is storing the outboard and/or spare fuel in the bilge or lazarette.
Our LPG/propane bottles are enclosed in a vented area on the flybridge,with a cut-off valve inside the saloon,well before the LPG piping reaches the stove. While those bottles are well restrained,another stored there for the bbq was not so well tied down, I glued in the saucer base for a plastic 300mm flowerpot, the bottle now sits snug and dry in it, restrained with a lashing. BruceK
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PS--- I just looked and Force 10 does indeed make a cooktop only in 2 and 3 burner configurations. FORCE 10 - Cooking Without Compromise - Products
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A phoney smoke stack is a safe place for the propane tank.



(Shown with tank and covering upper part of "stack" removed.)
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Have recently installed a new 4 burner Whirlpool cook top in Tidahapah.
It has cut outs. I also have a 2 sensor gas detector with auto shut down solenoid on the gas bottles.
These are 2 x 9 kg (20 lb) in a dedicated ventilated box on top of the wheelhouse. one bottle used to last me about 2.5 months but that was when I had gas hot water.
Not allowed any more in Australia so I have converted to electric, a Force 10 44 lt unit that appears to be doing the job.
I havn't installed any fiddle rails on my cook top yet but going away for a couple of weeks in the boat on Thursday so will try it all out so hopefully the rail design will be correct when I do it.
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Our boat uses a stove/oven combination, I guess what the house appliance people call a range. Original to the boat was a propane Magic Chef. It had leaky valves when we bought the boat, parts were made of unobtainium, so we had it replaced immediately with a Force 10 range (stovetop, oven, broiler).

I don't know if Force 10 makes a stovetop only but if they do and I wanted a stovetop that's what I'd get. Excellent quality and outstanding (in our experience) customer service. With the exception of a re-designed component that Force 10 supplied for free and then talked me through its installation live over the phone, ours has been trouble-free for 14 years.

As far as we're concerned, there is Force 10 and then several steps down there is everything else.

Our propane system consists of two Worthington 2.5 gallon horizontal aluminum tanks mounted side by side in the propane locker under one of the flying bridge seats. One with OPD and one without--- it's legal to use and refill a non-OPD tank as long as it is a purpose-built horizontal tank. Two tanks are great because if you only have one it is guaranteed to run out of fuel halfway through cooking a meal.
My boat came equipped with the Force 10 three burner/oven/broiler range as well. It has all the ABYC required safety features. My propane system is also ABYC compliant.

Propane must command the same or greater respect as gasoline on a boat. This is no place to cut corners or improvise with non compliant products or installations.

ABYC here:
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