Hi folks, I just returned from two weeks aboard Harmony down in La Paz, MX. I spent a week on the dock doing projects and installing the new name, with un-naming and renaming ceremonies, and lots of spirits.
This was to be my second trip out with my new-to-me boat, and so I am still learning the systems. The electric stove, which I am not crazy about to begin with, worked fine at the dock, but refused to work once we left the marina. As you can imagine, this complicated cooking quite a bit for 5 nights out. I managed to make rice, eggs, and everything else using a propane BBQ!
I tried to troubleshoot the problem, pulling out the stove, making new electrical connections, tracing wiring, etc., with no luck. When I returned to the marina I emailed the former owner about the stove to ask for suggestions. He said to check the stove lid switch, which won't allow the stove to operate when the cover is down. I jiggled the switch, which is actually fairly well hidden, and bingo, everything worked!
Just passing this along as it might save somebody some aggravation one of these days. BTW, the trip was a blast, we saw lots of whales and rays and dolphins, and caught fish.