Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-11-2014, 09:42   #1
35S
Registered User
 
35S's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 23
pirate Deep Fryer For A Yacht

Hi there.

I am new to the forum and in process of purchasing a multi.

I also diddle with a spot of cooking.

Spending a lot of time on the water enables one to easily catch squid at night. And of the many ways I can cook fish - deep frying does have its place on my menu. So a deep fryer is going to be on board for starters for the both of them.

I had just wondered if a say 8 - 10 cup deep fryer has ever been developed for the yachting industry, that can be used when conditions allow, but with a lid that can seal once the oil is cooled - so that if rough weather is encountered, no oil spills from the fryer where ever it is stowed after use.

It would be much easier to leave the oil for the number of recommended uses in the fryer than decanting the oil every time when it has cooled.
__________________

__________________
35S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 09:47   #2
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: DEEP FRYER FOR A YACHT

There is some very helpful information on the EXACT question which you pose... Happy T Day!

Deep Fryer Installation
__________________

__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 11:22   #3
cruiser

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 4,669
Re: DEEP FRYER FOR A YACHT

I suggest spending some time on that new boat underway and in rough sea conditions before you decide that deep frying on a pitching boat is a good idea.

All boats are compromises and unless you're talking about a 50' trawler, I would say not having a deep fryer on board is one of those compromises.

Just picture in your mind several quarts of 375 degree oil spilling out and running all over the place. Just picture what happens to a person standing nearby when this happens.
__________________
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 11:38   #4
Registered User
 
Nicholson58's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Live aboard
Boat: Camper & Nicholson58 Ketch - ROXY Traverse City, Michigan No.668283
Posts: 3,466
Images: 83
Re: DEEP FRYER FOR A YACHT

FIRE
__________________
Nicholson58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 12:33   #5
35S
Registered User
 
35S's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 23
deep fryer for a yacht

I respectfully point out - for those who have replied to my post, and thank you for your valued input – to consider 7 words of my one and only post on this forum (prior to this reply) - “that can be used when conditions allow” ,as in when @nchor or #longside or conditions allow!! If I wanted to torch my yacht with a Second World War flame thrower and asked for an input about such notion ........?
__________________
35S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 12:48   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Abaco, Bahamas/ Western NC
Boat: Nothing large at the moment
Posts: 820
Re: Deep Fryer For A Yacht

I would think the smaller deep fryers would all be electric. Why not just buy a pressure cooker pot and designate it as a deep fryer. Just seal the lid and your oil would be secure. You would be able to fry faster actually using the pressure cooker, that is the way KFC does it.
__________________
Tingum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 13:04   #7
Registered User
 
Nicholson58's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Live aboard
Boat: Camper & Nicholson58 Ketch - ROXY Traverse City, Michigan No.668283
Posts: 3,466
Images: 83
Re: Deep Fryer For A Yacht

Most of us have an immediate negative reaction to the idea of deep fryers on board.
Very high power consumption relative to the cooking output. This is true if it is direct fired on your stove or electric. The other issues revolve around what happens on that calm evening when a discourteous boater lays a big wake on your pot of hot fat. The hazard to the vessel and possible burns to the crew make it a prohibited device on our boat. I also would not want to deal with the storage and disposal of the used oil. If you are frying fish, it will stink. You will also be bound to have fat spatter inside of the cabin, coating the walls, floor, ceiling. I would rather get my fried food fix at a restaurant where the mess & expense is not mine.

This exact topic was discussed at length on CF recently. You might look for the thread.
__________________
Nicholson58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 13:21   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 11,461
Re: deep fryer for a yacht

Quote:
Originally Posted by 35S View Post
I respectfully point out - for those who have replied to my post, and thank you for your valued input – to consider 7 words of my one and only post on this forum (prior to this reply) - “that can be used when conditions allow” ,as in when @nchor or #longside or conditions allow!! If I wanted to torch my yacht with a Second World War flame thrower and asked for an input about such notion ........?




What I think you are not understanding is that these experienced sailors are saying that the "when conditions allow" situation will NEVER be guaranteed, even at anchor, and the downside possibilities are so severe that the risk is unacceptable.

If you are not willing to accept this advice, why did you ask?

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II , lying Port Cygnet, Tasmania once again
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 18:48   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: St Michaels, MD
Boat: Cal 46-3, 46' ketch
Posts: 190
Re: Deep Fryer For A Yacht

Just be aware a wake can happen anytime from an irresponsible boat going by more than 1/2 mile away. Just find a way to really secure it, try to keep oil level as low as you can. Good luck.
------------------

... I have to add this for what its worth... I believe every one of us has ignored recommendations/ out right warnings from experienced cruisers that have been in this game for years/ decades. And maybe we got away with it the first or multiple times. But almost always, usually at the worst possible time, and maybe not us but someone we love standing at the wrong place or time... finally experienced why that recommendation/ warning was sincerely made... and someone has the scars, stitches, lost finger tip, no eye brows, ... to mark the day that WE learned what others before us where trying to tell us. After 4 or 5 of these tough/ sometimes very painful learning experiences we finally start embracing the wealth of wisdom that has collectively come from the thousands that got these scars, stitches, lost fingers & eyebrows before us.

While in the Caribbean a new liveaboard that had a bad infestation of roaches aboard ignored the tried and proven treatment and instead went to hardware store and purchased a quick-fix bug spray 'bomb.' You chick the nozzle to let all the contents slowly spray out while you close up the boat and stay out of it for 8 hours or a day. Well it didn't take that long. The propellant in the bug spray was a propane variant and an hour later his boat... while he was still sitting up on the cabin... blew up/ sunk and threw him unconscious 100 feet face down in the water. Got rig of the roaches his way.


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
W3GAC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 20:38   #10
cruiser

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 4,669
Re: Deep Fryer For A Yacht

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicholson58 View Post
.............what happens on that calm evening when a discourteous boater lays a big wake on your pot of hot fat. .
Yes! That's part of the reason I suggested spending some time on the boat before deciding on a deep fat fryer. Anchored, even in a marina, your boat is subject to unexpected waves or wakes.

Life is too short to make all the mistakes ourselves. That's why we are supposed to learn from others.
__________________
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 20:40   #11
Registered User
 
El Pinguino's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Punta Arenas ahorra
Boat: 39' Westerly Sealord
Posts: 3,957
Re: Deep Fryer For A Yacht

Quote:
Originally Posted by 35S View Post
I had just wondered if a say 8 - 10 cup deep fryer has ever been developed for the yachting industry,
..No..
El Pinguino is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 22:36   #12
Registered User
 
MBWhite's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Illinois
Boat: Hurley Alacrity
Posts: 370
Re: Deep Fryer For A Yacht

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tingum View Post
I would think the smaller deep fryers would all be electric. Why not just buy a pressure cooker pot and designate it as a deep fryer. Just seal the lid and your oil would be secure. You would be able to fry faster actually using the pressure cooker, that is the way KFC does it.
In regards to a deep fryer, I think a pressure cooker would be a great idea. As mentioned, just do your cooking and then seal it up with the lid when finished.

Having said that, whatever way you decide to do it try to find a way to absolutely not do it inside the cabin but out on the deck somewhere. As you know, you are going to get oil everywhere no matter how hard you try not to. I won't go into the cleanliness, slipping or fire issues that will pop up. A good experiment for you would be to start making soups or stews on a regular basis so you can see what everyone is talking about in regards to hot liquids, especially in the confines of a cabin/galley.

So if you have to have one (I admit that even though I am stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner right now, a mess of fresh caught squid fried in tempura batter sounds quite appealing at the moment!) think about being able to have it in a fixed mount outside and the pot also clamped to the burner. Then when it is flat calm and you are cooking and some waves or other motion comes up you can slap the lid on it quickly until it calms down. It can be fixed with wing nuts or similar so you can remove it and stow when not in use. Or get a regular small turkey fryer and just keep it for cooking on the dock or on the beach.
__________________
MBWhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2014, 22:50   #13
Registered User
 
MBWhite's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Illinois
Boat: Hurley Alacrity
Posts: 370
Re: Deep Fryer For A Yacht

Darn you, now I can't stop thinking about this!


Looks like squid is going to have to be on the menu in the next couple of weeks.
__________________
MBWhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-11-2014, 00:25   #14
35S
Registered User
 
35S's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 23
Re: Deep Fryer For A Yacht

Thank you everybody for the warnings and advices.
__________________
35S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-11-2014, 01:55   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NE
Boat: 40' cat
Posts: 1
Re: Deep Fryer For A Yacht

The extra weight of a deep fryer, plus oil, plus oil for changes would be a killer on a cat. Plus the power consumption would limit use to shore power or generator.

bottom line is probably not practical even before you get to the oil spill risk and fire risk. Unless you are talking about getting a really big cat, then go for it!
__________________

__________________
catcruzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
yacht

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deep Fryer Installation floater81 General Sailing Forum 97 13-10-2014 06:08
deep-sea organisms feed on larvaceans GordMay The Library 1 25-08-2005 06:56



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:32.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.