Need more BTU in the Galley - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree9Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-11-2011
Da Most Educated Red Neck
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 2,293
Thanks: 18
Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 8
rockDAWG is on a distinguished road
Need more BTU in the Galley

I hate to compromise when comes to food and eating good. The burners that installed in the most sailboats are just so anemic. It is not really able to cut it. I think most of them are less than 7000 BTU or may be even less. I got spoiled by the 22,000 BTU Garland stove with a 2700 cpm exhaust system. I want more BTU's and better exhaust system.

Anyone out there upgraded their galley for a better living condition?
__________________

Fine Print:
I read, I think, and I act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest on Sailnet, nor I am here for hookup. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of sailing the big Ponds. I am NOT afraid of drowning in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school. Integrity is to do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-11-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,253
Thanks: 6
Thanked 88 Times in 85 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
I presume would you be pumping more fuel as well and run out faster. That's a limiter for most.

I have no issues sauteing or frying, but it does take some time to boil water. I would buy a pressure cooker and leave the stove top alone.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-11-2011
rbrasi's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 490
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4
rbrasi is on a distinguished road
What kind of cookware are you using that requires so much heat? I'm on a smaller boat, so space is at a premium. I only use smaller and thinner pots/pans and I cook EVERYTHING. The smaller the surface, the faster the conduction (conductivity?).
__________________
1968 Cal 2-30
Sandpiper 2
MDR
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-11-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 780
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Ulladh is on a distinguished road
Look at the Dickinson Beaufort 32,000 btu, but 350lbs and $7,000.

DickinsonMarine.com - Marine Stoves

You must be planning on a really big boat.
__________________
1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-11-2011
SVAuspicious's Avatar
Mermaid Hunter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 2,652
Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVAuspicious will become famous soon enough
I still miss the 6-burner commercial cooktop I had at home. Total heat output drove me to an active fire-suppression system in order to clear my building permit.

If you find something that can really put out heat for a boat I'd like to hear about it. Getting the heat back out of the boat when you really start to rock on the cooktop can be a challenge. Even with my little Eno I have hatches open and fans blowing all over.

Please report back if you find something great.
__________________
sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks.com
beware "cut and paste" sailors.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-11-2011
Da Most Educated Red Neck
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 2,293
Thanks: 18
Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 8
rockDAWG is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ulladh View Post
Look at the Dickinson Beaufort 32,000 btu, but 350lbs and $7,000.

DickinsonMarine.com - Marine Stoves

You must be planning on a really big boat.
Thanks, good link info, but it uses diesel. It also the stove does not have an open flame burner. I would buy it if it has one burner that can gives out 16250 BTU and the cost is reasonable for Yachting use ($2201)

Dave,

I most likely will do the mod myself when I get my boat. There are countless of sizes of cast iron burner heads to choose from in the Kitchen supply stores in Chinatown, NYC. I can fab a relatively compact one to use in the boat. It will have piano folding hinges on SS plate on three sides that can be open up as heat shield. When not use, it can be folded and put away. For the gas supply line, I am thinking to have a quick disconnect.

It will be handy to cook up some good meals. With burners just have enough BTU to reheat food gets bored easily. Eating out get tired also, especially when they are marginally edible. How many times can we eat crab cake before our body rejects it.

Please note:
Before those who are uptight and antsy to jump all over this thread, I just wanted to remind you that I was born as a rocket scientist, but trained in many diverse disciplines. If I can prolong and improve the quality of your life and your love ones, I can ensure I know how to be done safely.

Oh yeah, play nice. Stop picking on my grammar and the color of my skin. . Sailnet serves members all over the world.
messer999 likes this.
__________________

Fine Print:
I read, I think, and I act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest on Sailnet, nor I am here for hookup. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of sailing the big Ponds. I am NOT afraid of drowning in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school. Integrity is to do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-11-2011
bljones's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,072
Thanks: 31
Thanked 68 Times in 61 Posts
Rep Power: 7
bljones has a spectacular aura about bljones has a spectacular aura about
You seem to have problems with your stove that I don't. What stove are you currently using?
__________________
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 08-11-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 780
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Ulladh is on a distinguished road
If you are going to fabricate a single high temp burner, look at using a plumbers lead crucible burner. Fast hot propane burner, but maybe not safe for interior use, and may melt aluminum pots.
__________________
1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 08-11-2011
TomMaine's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 276
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 4
TomMaine is on a distinguished road
You're not alone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockDAWG View Post
I hate to compromise when comes to food and eating good. The burners that installed in the most sailboats are just so anemic. It is not really able to cut it. I think most of them are less than 7000 BTU or may be even less. I got spoiled by the 22,000 BTU Garland stove with a 2700 cpm exhaust system. I want more BTU's and better exhaust system.

Anyone out there upgraded their galley for a better living condition?
I too hate my boat stove. It's a tasco and I think the burners are less than 5,000 btu, no more anyway. Force 10 has one larger burner, that's a great idea but I've never used one.

I can't believe how much it limits how you can cook which means how well you can cook. Don't even ask about the oven.

We have a restaurant stove at home with 20,000 btu burners, maybe more. With real heat you can cook quickly, there's little sticking, fantastic way to eat.

If I lived aboard, I'd throw it over the rail.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 08-11-2011
chef2sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6,709
Thanks: 23
Thanked 47 Times in 43 Posts
Rep Power: 7
chef2sail will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Good chefs or even cooks never blame their tools or lack of them on what they produce. . Get creative with your cooking techniques, your ingredients, the size of the ingredients you are cooking.

I am sure Shaun (T37chef) has stories like I about cooking huge upscale banquets over stero in a tent for some VIPs.

I have never had a problem making or creating any meal on my boat that I could make at home. Certainly the amount of heat of the burners was not the limiting factor. Just saying

We would all like to strap Viking stoves to our backs...have the finest Hattori or Misono knives with us with all of our tasks...but thats not always possible. Like the Maines do observe , adapt and overcome

Dave
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner

Last edited by chef2sail; 08-11-2011 at 05:42 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Galley faucet NonaCat22 Gear & Maintenance 0 06-23-2011 04:20 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:19 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012