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Old 30-07-2013, 04:13   #106
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Single plate induction burners are very light and use less power than an electric hot plate. The other advantages are less retained heat, faster heat up... About 3x as fast, much lighter...2x lighter, switches off if the pot is removed, a much improved more modern technology.

A 2000 watt one boils your water for a coffee in around a minute, the old style buffet burner hotplate takes about 6 minutes.

Disadvantages.... Requires a good quality sine wave power supply and magnetic pots.

I am absolutely nuts about my induction cooktop and it is WELL worth the small bother of needing magnetic pans. They're easily found -- just slip a magnet in your pocket and go to some garage sales. I have found that the great majority of micro-wavable food (having an instant meal around is handy on occasion) can be heated very well on mine by wrapping it in tin foil. Then I just heat it on both sides, turning often.

If/when I return to land-based living I will still use induction cooking. In my opinion it is superior even to natural gas. Mine came with a grill that cooks wonderful steaks.
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Old 30-07-2013, 05:44   #107
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I am absolutely nuts about my induction cooktop and it is WELL worth the small bother of needing magnetic pans. They're easily found -- just slip a magnet in your pocket and go to some garage sales. I have found that the great majority of micro-wavable food (having an instant meal around is handy on occasion) can be heated very well on mine by wrapping it in tin foil. Then I just heat it on both sides, turning often.

If/when I return to land-based living I will still use induction cooking. In my opinion it is superior even to natural gas. Mine came with a grill that cooks wonderful steaks.
Or they make an interface disk you can use with non magnetic cookware.


A recent favorite if mine has been an air chair ($35 from big online retailers) to hang from a spinnaker halyard and watch the sunset.

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Old 30-07-2013, 05:59   #108
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Or they make an interface disk you can use with non magnetic cookware.


A recent favorite if mine has been an air chair ($35 from big online retailers) to hang from a spinnaker halyard and watch the sunset.

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Can you provide a link? I didn't find one under $69.95.
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A sultry girlfriend/masseuse/chef who loves to swab decks, do laundry and never complains....
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Can you provide a link? I didn't find one under $69.95.
Sure! The price for the specific one I have is now $42.95 which does fluctuate as many prices do on Amazon. It is by Sky Enterprises USA.

Here is a similar chair that is even a name brand for $39.98.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000G7...r=8-22&pi=SL75

If you search 'Hammock chair' on eBay or amazon there are tons. It is my on board recliner that I love to read in when we are tied up or on the hook.

It looks like this: (there are fancier models with frames which are more expensive)

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Old 30-07-2013, 09:24   #111
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Sure! The price for the specific one I have is now $42.95 which does fluctuate as many prices do on Amazon. It is by Sky Enterprises USA.

Here is a similar chair that is even a name brand for $39.98.
Hammaka 1031-HMKA Cradle Chair Blue, Wood:Amazon:Patio, Lawn & Garden

If you search 'Hammock chair' on eBay or amazon there are tons. It is my on board recliner that I love to read in when we are tied up or on the hook.

It looks like this: (there are fancier models with frames which are more expensive)

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That's the one I saw!

Wish I had had that during TS Debby! The water was so high I couldn't get off my boat most of the time, and although it was very windy, it was often quite sunny. So I was sitting on deck with my back to the mast reading my Kindle.

Two sightseers came by (wading through the water that completely covered the docks and the roadway between them) and took my picture, which I thought was funny --

but sitting up there reading is a pure delight. Saving that link! The kids always want to know what to get me for Christmas ...
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