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post #51 of Old 03-30-2011
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Graeme I hope you are correct. I know that where we anchor there is just enough passing traffic to make gimballing an absolute necessity and yes we do cook when underway but as Minnewaska notes, boiling water is a horror and it really doesn't take much to fling a saucepan of water off a stove. I would never have a non gimballed stove on a boat. At least you will have rails and potholders.

Other than that, looking good.

Originally Posted by GraemeInCanada View Post
Excellent question, one that hasn't even been brought up yet. I did think of it though.

I decided not to go with a gimballed stove due to lack of need. I never cook while underway and when at anchor I'm usually in a secluded area. The only times I've used the stove and it's been rocky is when I've been sitting right there keeping a sharp eye on things. I get it though, there are times when some powerboater is going to go by with his huge hull pushing mounds of water out of the way which will rock my boat like crazy all of a sudden if taken on the beam. But it's rare indeed and wasn't worth the extra cost at this time.

Thanks for the compliments. I'm just readying another update here actually. Lots of progress being made.

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

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