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Old 30-05-2013, 18:08   #1
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Shipmate 3-burner gimbaled stove/oven

In the process of determining feasibility of refurbishing my late '60s Shipmate Model 885G 3-burner and oven. It is structurally sound and SS finish is still good. However, I need to replace or refurbish some of the rusted burner and valve assemblies, plus I'm missing one of the stove burners.

My questions are:
1) Does anyone have a discarded or extra burner similar to the ones in my photo? My burners are not in bad shape as the cast units are clean and orifices are intact, just a bit of rust on the plate metal parts.
2) The oven door springs are okay, except for what appears to be worn areas on the tips of the springs that fit into the hinges and oven case. Does anyone have experience with these? They appear to be worn from use, but also are so uniform in appearance, that I wondered if that is simply the original condition.
3) Oven Burners (top/bottom) are not in terrible shape, but I would like to find replacements if I can.
4) The valve manifold is pretty rusty and can be cleaned, but I would replace if I could.
5) Lastly, the 2 valves that regulate gas flow and sit in the top of the stove - I will need to disassemble and clean, but if I can find replacements I might prefer that instead.

btw - I have read all the posts I could find on this subject (most are dated somewhat), and have been to the Shipmate Stove Company, GearBusters on eBay, and Sailorman without any success.

Any assistance or advice that anyone would like to share would be appreciated.
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Old 01-06-2013, 22:03   #2
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Re: Shipmate 3-burner gimbaled stove/oven

Take your parts to an RV supply house, and see what they can come up with. There is nothing sacred about marine stove parts other than their price._____Good Luck_____Grant.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:14   #3
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gjordan

Thank you for your RV supplier suggestion! That will be my next step.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:16   #4
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Re: Shipmate 3-burner gimbaled stove/oven

Were you able to find any parts--like the propane control valves (middle, left in your pics)--for your Shipmate stove?
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:42   #5
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Thank you for asking. But, I have abandoned the stove restoration as it became more costly than the functional value than I could achieve from the project.
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I don't suppose you still have those valves?
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Sorry to say they as well as the remainder of the stove are gone.
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Thanks anyway.
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Re: Shipmate 3-burner gimbaled stove/oven

Does anybody have any experience taking apart the red button safety and cleaning it? Mine only works when I heat it up by cooking something on the front burner.

So what did you replace it with? That red button safety is expensive, but what they say about new stoves is they don't make them like they used to?
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Re: Shipmate 3-burner gimbaled stove/oven

that's good to hear, autumnbreeze. my 1979 shipmate is 3 burner and oven. the 3 burners have always worked fine. the oven never. since we don't really use an oven i never worried about that. but i'd sure like to try that red button trick just to see if it works....
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