Boat Gear and Equipment
Two Burner Origo Stove, The World’s Most Practical Boat Stove.
$350 or best offer
A Origo Stove is probably the most practical stove for a boat made. Bullet-proof and never seems to wear out or require maintenance. Instant on heat, adjustable from slow simmer to make a béarnaise sauce just right to full blast heat to make a steaming 16 oz cup morning coffee in a couple minutes. This is the flush mount Origo Stove you just drop in the countertop and start cooking.
Some people feel a propane stove, similar to but not the same as a Natural Gas home stove, is better for a boat. YET, a propane stove must be treated with utmost respect because of the explosive nature of propane gas. U.S. Coast Guard regulations require a propane tank be in a special, vented-overboard locker isolated from the boat’s interior. Also, the copper feed line from propane tank to stove must be without any connections between the tank and the stove, one continuous, non-interrupted line. In addition, prudent safety practice with a propane stove is to shut the propane supply off at the tank -- either by hand, or with an electric solenoid -- when the stove is not in use. An inconvenience to be sure, but still prudent safety, for propane leaks can be, and are, dangerous. In addition, propane can be a pain to get. I have never seen propane available in a marina (I’ve been as far north as Boston and as far south as Trinidad), which means you have to travel to a propane station to get more cooking fuel. AND, propane is regulated in large cities as to how many bottles a merchant can sell a day. (So terrorists don’t buy enough to make a bomb.) That means you buy propane early in the day, or wait until the next day.
On the other hand, an Origo Stove needs no isolated fuel locker. Light the stove when you want to cook, shut it off when you’re done. It uses denatured alcohol, available at any hardware store on the planet, also Home Depot, Sears, K-Mart, etc. Last season on my own boat, I used one (1) quart of denatured alcohol to make coffee, make eggs and bacon, heat up soup, fry hamburgers, make tacos, cook salmon with small potatoes and asparagus with cheese sauce, and many, many other meals. One (1) quart.
A quart of denatured alcohol contains about 17,000 BTU’s of heat energy (propane, about 22,000). 17,000 BTU’s in a quart of denatured alcohol is enough heat to bring a little over 15 gallons of 70 degree water to boiling. 15 gallons is a lot of coffee … or fried eggs and bacon … or bowls of soup … or plates of tacos … or salmon with small potatoes and asparagus with cheese sauce.
The Origo Stove is probably the most practical stove available for a boat. Bullet-proof, instant on heat adjustable from simmer to full blast, extremely easy to buy fuel for, a season’s cost of fuel less than you might spend on breakfast at a diner, and no worries when you go home Sunday night “if you shut the propane off.”
This Origo Stove looks to be almost new. It can be picked up on City Island, or shipped anywhere in the Continental United States for nominal cost of shipping.
Call John at 718-885-9802 for details.