Originally Posted by Full Sail
OK..got the oven...does anyone have a chimney installed?..where do you vent to?...I would think it would get awfully hot and humid or asphixiating(sp?) without one. Thanks
I am amazed that boat ovens usually don't have any ventilation. Even with all the hatches open, a good baking session can completely ruin the atmosphere in the cabin
, and I can imagine that it can be positively dangerous.
Our boat has got a ventilation hood
over the stove with a fairly powerful 24v fan which extracts air from the galley
to the atmosphere outside. It is a great thing! I thought it was an unnessary fillip when I first bought the boat; now I understand I would never want to be without such a thing again! It deals with combustion products and cooking
odors from the cooktop, as well as from the oven.
Ours is a fairly elaborate, factory-installed system with a ventilation duct leading to a grille in the transom which was part of the original design of the boat. The parts
used are similar the those used in the engine
room extract venting system, and are led out to the same grille in the transom. I guess the designers decided that as long as they were designing an engine
room ventilation system they might as well add extract ventilation for the galley
as well, and bless them for that decision.
But I can imagine that a far simpler system could be designed for retrofitting to smaller boats, with the exhaust
led out to a short stack on deck
. Wouldn't think it would be complicated or expensive. I'm surprised nothing like that is sold.