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03-03-2010 10:38 AM
zeehag i used a 2 burner coleman camp stove while awaiting install of my 3 burner force 10 ---works great and i use it in the galley on top of the stove i was waiting to problem--screw on a small propane bottle and cook until it runs out and do it again--no--you wont blow up yourself or the boat ....goood luck and happy cooking....
03-03-2010 10:32 AM
dsholler The seacook has been discontinued I think.. I have an old forespar mini-cook, which is great in that it swings from a single point attachment, and the gimbals work really well, the downside is that it is tiny.. mine has a teapot that boils just enough water for 2 cups of tea or instant coffee.. If I were buying a new one I would probably go with the Kenyon. Butane burns much hotter than alcohol, so your coffee (soup, whatever) will be ready sooner.

A previous owner of my boat did something that I thought was rather clever. He mounted the bracket for the stove on one of the hatchboards. With the hatchboard in correctly, the stove would swing under the open companionway hatch.. but you could just reverse the hatchboard and have it in the cockpit.
01-14-2010 12:54 PM
svHyLyte In my mis-guided youth we sailed a late 50's ear 26' Thunderbird on San Francisco Bay and used our camping gear aboard. Trying to cook on a primus stove aboard was a real adventure. Ultimately we found a Sea Swing Stove with mounting brackets both inside and in the cockpit of the boat. They are still available but improved by using propane rather than pressurized "white gas" as in the old daze.

See Stove - Mini Galley 2000 - Gimbaled - Stainless Steel* - *Sea Swing Stoves* - *Ranges & Stoves* - *Galley, Stoves & Barbeques* - *Downwind Marine Inc
01-14-2010 11:53 AM
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Jeez Eddie, what a weirdy!

Is yours pressurized alcohol?

It be an Origo 2000 just like this one, except with potholders (and spilled coffee, a bit of dried up minestrone, some unidentifiable crusty stuff, etc., etc., etc).

01-14-2010 11:32 AM
smackdaddy Jeez Eddie, what a weirdy!

Is yours pressurized alcohol?
01-14-2010 11:20 AM
Originally Posted by zz4gta View Post
Only once have I actually seen someone use their galley for cooking. Most of the time when at a raft up, the sub 30 footers all whip out their cheap camping stoves and start cooking in the cockpit.
Huh, I must be weird (a safe bet, if ever there was one). I use my flush-mounted Origo on my Cal 2-27 all the time.
01-14-2010 09:26 AM
zz4gta Only once have I actually seen someone use their galley for cooking. Most of the time when at a raft up, the sub 30 footers all whip out their cheap camping stoves and start cooking in the cockpit. In my area it's really easy to find the propane bottles, so that's what I went with. I do plan on keeping them in a PVC tube lashed to the pushpit, as I don't like that they tend to leak after initially being open.
01-14-2010 09:01 AM
WanderingStar I used a two burner Coleman propane stove for years on a 20' sloop. Rust was never a problem because I brought it ashore when I wasn't cruising. The beauty of cruising a small sailboat over camping is that you don't have to carry all your stuff. The boat does that. I used a Coleman 40qt cooler too. No need to suffer dried stuff, eat real eggs for breakfast, have milk in your coffee. This is supposed to be fun.
01-14-2010 08:09 AM
Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post

Oh and if you get a camp stove you can use it to do other things too..

Maine Sail,

Ahhh, that photo of the tent in the snow brings back memories. Cold ones.

And given Leland's budget, I agree with the suggestion to get a stove that can be used elsewhere (besides aboard the boat).


We do a fair bit of hiking/camping. We use a little Primus stove/burner that screws onto tiny disposable propane canisters. It's small enough to nest inside a little titanium cook kit (including the propane canister), and light/compact enough that we bring it along with us even on day hikes in colder weather. We've used it on the boat from time to time too.

Back when I bought our Primus (a dozen years ago or so), it was one of the most compact cook kits available. Since then more options have come out. For simplicity, one I really like is the Jetboil system, that is very similar to our arrangement but in a more integrated system. Price may be a bit more than you were planning, but remember this includes a "cook kit" too. Take a look here:

JetBoil Integrated Cook System

It even has a HAnging Kit option, which would work as well or better than gimballing (at least, at anchor).
01-14-2010 06:29 AM
xsboats I used a Svea 123 in my SeaSwing stove for years. I went through the priming and lighting stages with it inside of a large cooking pot , so I could cover it in the event of a flare-up. I primed it with a little alcohol from a small squeeze bottle and never had any problems on the boat. [only one ever on an overnight bivoac on El Capitan]
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