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08-28-2013 11:00 PM
outbound
Re: CNG stove and microwave

Hadn't thought of that.good point. Thanks
08-28-2013 10:53 PM
chuck53
Re: CNG stove and microwave

Got cha. We don't use our stove enough where we need a back up tank, but That's a good place for it.
08-28-2013 10:43 PM
Stu Jackson
Re: CNG stove and microwave

Chuck, our BACKUP cylinder (reread my post) is under the port settee. The main tank for the stove is where yours is.
08-28-2013 10:28 PM
chuck53
Re: CNG stove and microwave

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stu Jackson View Post
We have CNG and On our C34 it's under the port settee forward with a hole cut into the wall to the V berth under the drawers, to make it fit.
Our tank is under the seat in the aft cabin. Fits perfectly and it's right next to the stove. Couldn't be a more perfect location.
08-28-2013 07:01 PM
Stu Jackson
Re: CNG stove and microwave

We have CNG and a microwave (ours is under the galley sink where the drawer used to be for those who know C34s). We have a 1500 watt Freedom 15 inverter charger. We have a backup CNG tank on board, and CNG is available right down the street from us as well as one place in the California Delta that we know of.

The whole issue of CNG vs. propane is soooo overdone and old...

If you are out of an area that has easily available CNG, then the switch is easy. Call Seaward, give them the serial # of your stove (open the top after taking off the burner pot holders) and you'll get everything you need. Build a tight vented propane box, or stow the cans on deck somewhere with a watertight and airtight entry into the boat with the hose, buy a solenoid and be done with it. WM Advisors have a good writeup of what you need.

Good luck, it's doable either way.

PS - that backup CNG is something that has, well, saved our bacon, more than once! On our C34 it's under the port settee forward with a hole cut into the wall to the V berth under the drawers, to make it fit.
08-28-2013 06:30 PM
chuck53
Re: CNG stove and microwave

When we bought our Catalina 34, we found a good space to mount a small microwave. Seems like it is a .6 sq. foot model. Takes up very little space and it does get used.

We also have CNG. It is a little bit of a pain to get it refilled since there are so few places as compared to propane, but I'll never make the switch. Making the switch is way more trouble than it's worth.
08-28-2013 03:22 PM
svHyLyte
Re: CNG stove and microwave

Quote:
Originally Posted by outbound View Post
Went back and forth on this microwave business with the bride. She wanted one so on build plans put in electrical socket appropriately placed. However, after talking with and having dinner with various cruisers we didn't put one in. Check out the new technology pressure cookers. Make great food, use much less energy, much less loss of storage and if they break not a big deal to replace.
?is that a thread hijack?
As, when, if you get to a really hot climate, you may have a change of heart. Being able to quickly reheat pre-prepared meals using all of your energy to simply heat the food and not the pots and pans, water and cabin can make a world of difference to one's comfort during summer months (as I/We have discovered!)

FWIW...
08-28-2013 02:53 PM
outbound
Re: CNG stove and microwave

Went back and forth on this microwave business with the bride. She wanted one so on build plans put in electrical socket appropriately placed. However, after talking with and having dinner with various cruisers we didn't put one in. Check out the new technology pressure cookers. Make great food, use much less energy, much less loss of storage and if they break not a big deal to replace.
?is that a thread hijack?
08-28-2013 01:43 PM
SlowButSteady
Re: CNG stove and microwave

Is it time to start a "just get a non-pressurized alcohol stove and relax" thread hijack?
08-28-2013 01:31 PM
Captainmeme
Re: CNG stove and microwave

Found one thread:
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...e-systems.html
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