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labatt 12-10-2006 10:14 PM

Slightly OT (maybe) - Best Hammock / 12volt Blender ? - Xmass Gifts :)
 
I'm going to get my wife a hammock for the boat to sleep on and a 12v blender to make frozen drinks with for when she's on the hammock. Does anyone have a recommendation on a very comfortable and not too tough to get in to hammock? What about a decent quality/powerful 12v blender? These will be her xmass gifts :)

Bill Mc 12-11-2006 12:33 AM

12 VDC Blenders are EXPENSIVE you would be far better of to but a cheap 120 VAC Blender and use an inverter.IMHO

Fair Winds,

Bill

TrueBlue 12-11-2006 07:25 AM

Just about every cruising boat we've been on (ours excluded) has the classic Waring 12v blender - one speed, one switch and $150.00. It is commercial grade though, stainless and very cool looking.

mandovai 12-11-2006 08:09 AM

A thirty bucks inverter (at least 175 w) and a 7 bucks 120 ac blender will save you a lot, and you will even charge her cell phone, laptop,aa batteries.
For a hundred bucks inverter she will even be able to dry her hair, and you will be able to show her how good you are at vacuum cleaning!

Jotun 12-11-2006 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by labatt
I'm going to get my wife a hammock for the boat to sleep on and a 12v blender to make frozen drinks with for when she's on the hammock. Does anyone have a recommendation on a very comfortable and not too tough to get in to hammock? What about a decent quality/powerful 12v blender? These will be her xmass gifts :)

Sounds like they might be YOUR Christmas gifts as well! :p

mandovai 12-11-2006 08:22 AM

Not really, but the christmas gift for my girlfriend will be a new mainsail, as she got tired of making patches on it!

PBzeer 12-11-2006 08:26 AM

Just saw some hammocks on Defender @$40 for a single.

labatt 12-11-2006 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jotun
Sounds like they might be YOUR Christmas gifts as well! :p

I'll deny it if asked, but :) :)

labatt 12-11-2006 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mandovai
A thirty bucks inverter (at least 175 w) and a 7 bucks 120 ac blender will save you a lot, and you will even charge her cell phone, laptop,aa batteries.
For a hundred bucks inverter she will even be able to dry her hair, and you will be able to show her how good you are at vacuum cleaning!

We've got a 1500 watt Xantrex already, but I figured that it would be more energy efficient to go straight to 12 volt. $150 is not a big deal considering what I'm spending to refit and upgrade portions of our new boat :)

labatt 12-11-2006 09:48 AM

I was just looking... the Waring 12v draws "up to 11.5 amps" over a 12v "cigarette style" power plug. Aren't those plugs generally lower amperage? I wonder how many watts the AC style would draw off of the inverter...


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