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Old 04-13-2011
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Hello everyone!

My name is Devin and I am a design student from Boston MA. I'm starting a project on a nautical coffee maker and thought this might be a good place to get some info! I do not have much experience sailing, just been out on a few boats and have friends that are enthusiasts. I hope to learn a lot more about sailing here!
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Nautical Coffeemaker

Hi Devin,

It should work on 12V or 110V at least. It should have a stainless steel thermal carafe (remember that things can get thrown around out there, and energy efficiency is important; no reason for sailors to have to reheat their coffee through the day). It should have a compact footprint and and optional mounting bracket to make it adhere to its place in the galley rather than toss about or have to be secured.

I'm bringing something like the above on our 3-year cruise. It's a Zojirushi 10-cup with a cone-shaped filter basket. We've had it for three years and I love it. If I could change anything about it, I would make it dual-power 12V and 110 (it's 110, so I will be using it on the inverter), and I would square off the shape a bit so that it's not so curvy in footprint; I keep thinking it's going to waste some of my precious counter space with those "designed" curves. I like the brushed stainless and black heavy-gauge plastic, it's easy to clean and easy to keep looking good. No part of it gets too hot to touch (also important on a boat). That double-walled S/S vacuum carafe will keep our coffee hot ALL DAY or overnight, and that is a must for us.

Hope that helps! We also have a polycarbonate (unbreakable) French Press for when we only want a small amt of coffee for immediate consumption.
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That is awesome insight thank you so much! We have a little discussion going on in the Gear and Maintence section, the title is "Coffee drinkers opinions?". It would be great to have you in the conversation. Above is exactly what im looking for info wise thanks again!
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