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Old 17-07-2012, 02:07   #31
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Re: Characteristics of the perfect cat

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Have been looking at Wallus brands , do you have some info?
I have used the wallis units in the past and they are good for frying an egg or cooking water if you have the time, not good for steaks or anything that needs a lot of heat.
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Re: Characteristics of the perfect cat

Surely there must have been something wrong? These Oven/Cooktops coast around $3000:00 they wouldn't be in business if that was the norm? Any more details?? Cheers
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Re: Characteristics of the perfect cat

All was correct, we have used 3 units and all worked the same , it takes about 10 minutes to heat up and the reaction to temperature changes is slow , one should compare the unit to a very small gas stove with limited heat output. the unit imho is good for a small daysailor with limited cooking on board , not for a live aboard cruiser.
For the rest , the quality is outstanding , well made and no service needed.
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Ok we were entertaining getting the oven/twin burner unit, naturally the blurb reads very well with many happy customers, other threads are very positive for both the oven and cooktop, i'll ask some questions of the suppliers.....cheers
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Re: Characteristics of the perfect cat

Do yourself a favor prior to getting one , try it out on a boat that has one installed and judge for yourself, I had one on a Maxim 380 cat and was convinced that it was the wrong solution for this setup, I also had one on a small motor cruiser mainly used for short trips with a few people on board and there is was ok for a small meal or a cup of tea/coffee , If you want to a meal for 6 the unit is not suitable.
I liked the idea very much of not having gas on board and being able to use the diesel to cook and that is why i went that route, now I cook electric with induction and that works great.
Maybe the unit was changed/improved in the last 4/5 years , my knowledge is from before.
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We use eletric cook top now but lack an oven, i've sent a request for performance data so we shall see, they rate between 1500 and 2000 watts? Ill post there answer here tomorrow ....cheers
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Re: Characteristics of the perfect cat

Frank,

I saw diesel stove/ barbaques fitted to Montebello catamarans which were a 40ft Roger Hill design released about 2 years ago at Santuary Cove now in in recievership. I think one went to SA and at least one way based as bareboat/charter in Whitsundays I think at Hamilton Island. They might be able to give some feedback if you look them up on the internet. Any problems will be exposed in charter.

I know I thought the concept was good at the time but searching through blogs and internet I went away from the idea.

Don't remember why now but I think it was along the line of Fastcats comments.

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Thanks a couple of weeks ago i was surfing the different forums and the worst i could find related to fuel blockages etc, as i said above i've now asked some questions of suppliers so await their replies.... I'll contact as you've suggested thanks for that. Cheers
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Re: Characteristics of the perfect cat

Cheers just got this back:-

Hi Frank

Im sorry to hear that youre friend has had a poor experience with the Wallas
products. The key points about them are:

1) You wouldn't know they are diesel, they don't smell, smoke or make lots
of noise
2) They allow you to go gas free on the boat and hence free up the gas
locker space
3) A gas free boat has none of the usual safety issues surrounding LPG

The cookers and hobs both use a very similar burner, this has an iginition
time of approximatley 4 minutes, then it will start producing heat. Once
ignited I would say that heat up of both the oven and hob is inline with a
good quality electric hob or oven (not halogen). The oven is fan assisted,
therefore overall cook times are comparible with a gas oven.

Our customers have always been very pleased with the products performance
and greatly appreciated the gas-free benefits that they afford them. Cooking
on both the hob and in an oven again have had very positive feedback,
therefore I believe that your friends experience and opinion is in the
minority.

Please feel free to give me a call to discuss this further. We would
ofcourse be delighted to help you out with a Wallas product, gas product or
any other of your chandlery needs.

Best regards

Richard
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Re: Characteristics of the perfect cat

Kimberley Karavans have been using Diesel stoves for a while, seem to have very good owner feedback, might have to have a look at the carvan/4wd forums and see?
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Good lead, there isn't that many brands out there to choose from, i'll check them out. Many thanks
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Its a nice idea isnt it, if you have deisel engines which I dont, only having to carry one main source of fuel. Having said that - it appears that even Kimberley uses outside LPG barbies etc. But none the less worth a look I think.
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Our thoughts exactly, there is a 4 minute delay to heat up and no naked flame so probably that's the reason for the LPG BBQ's, all i had researched prior was 90% positive, i'll keep on checking..... Ty for your help.
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Come on guys start another thread. Way off topic.
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