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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Galley Stoves

One more discovery from the last boat show.

Selecting a galley stove so far has been tough. Seems you could spend a LOT of money for a very nicely made stainless steel propane stove, like these from P.E. Luke of Maine, or one could go with the real cheap Force 10 stoves found on most production yachts (which I really hate).

Well, Dickinson Marine of Canada has released a line of propane stoves, that seem to fit "in between" in both price and quality. The one of particular interest to us is the 3-burner "Mediterranean" model.

There is a bit of irony here in that Dickinson was purchased by Force 10 a few years ago. Kudos to them at least for noticing a "gap" in the marine stove market.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Mastervolt Products

I guess it has been a while since I last looked at Mastervolt products. But since then they have added distributed power and electric/hybrid propulsion components to their already very comprehensive product line.

Mastervolt has always been regarded as high quality stuff. So, maybe it is time to take (another) look at their product line.

Their MasterBus system provides a lot of the features of the E-plex system, with less complexity. But, perhaps more importantly, MasterBus is designed to integrate with Mastervolts existing line of batteries, chargers and inverters.

Perhaps the most important feature might be: our wholesale supplier carries Mastervolt (read: get it cheap(er)).

Thanks to Gerry over at "The Incredible Hull" for opening my eyes to this.