Originally Posted by TrentePieds
I think it's a fallacy that a gimballed stove can do you any good. You find them only in yachts. In small commercial vessels - where cookie has no choice but to work while underway - stoves are fixed. For good reason. Gimballed stoves are hazards to cookie and to anyone that happens by.
I don't think it matters given the size of the OPs boat. But I could not disagree with you more strongly.
First a gimbaled stove can easily become fixed with it normally built in locking mechanism.
Second it is hard to fill a casserole dish half way if it is going in the oven
, one of the easiest dishes to pre-prepare and throw in during rough weather
Third if it is a sail boat (let's not turn this into cat versus mono), you don't roll through thirty degrees, most of the time, your roll over 25 degrees and stay within 5 or 10 of that. If it is worse than that, then cheese and crackers it is.
Tens of thousands of offshore racing
miles, flattening the boat never an option, crew always fed in the roughest of weather
, never seen the cookie worse off than anyone else on board.
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