Originally Posted by end80
I bought the same one as Chris Mac shows above, which is a Camp Chef oven... Depending on where you buy them from the price
ranges from $199 on up to $350, but if you keep your eye on eBay, brand new units can be purchased for less. I got mine for $169 and free shipping
a few months ago, and I tell you what, they are a lot better built and heavier than what I expected it would be. The burners are brass, and light with a touch of a button, and its a handsome stove/oven.
I haven't actually "installed" it in my galley yet, some alterations will have to be made to fit it, and I'm considering adding gimbles when I do. They sell an adapter hose to use with a larger tank instead of the portable canisters which I'll probably do.
I was wondering if Chris Mac installed a exhuast hood
over his, which is what I am considering.
Here's a picture showing some details and measurements. I really like mine, its nice! I have non use for the wind
I didn't do an exhaust
hood, my galley is right by the companionway
. I always have the boards off when I cook.
When I installed it I set up clearance from the hull
, and added heat shields. I have a brake for bending aluminum
, so that made it easy for me. I also ran it for a couple hours in place to check temps around the outside before I locked it in.
I didn't use gimbals. I often cook while underway, and the oven stays closed even in rough weather
The wind guards are kinda in the way but I use them to prop the lid up while cooking
. The lid is nice when not cooking
, as extra counter space.
In terms of propane leaks
, any fitting can leak if it isn't done right. I put in a propane, monoxide sniffer to be safe. I haven't had any leaks
yet, and I've run through 3 bottles.
It is a great unit for a small boat, or day sailor. I would rather have something like the force 10 on a live aboard, it all depends on your needs.