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Old 11-06-2013, 07:21   #31
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I thought "real" sailors chucked it on the engine and revved it up a bit.

I have a Beneteau therefore use Boatmans method.
YEA,"real sailors" will butter with diesel oil if no real butter available.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:49   #32
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We use a regular toaster. If your inverter can handle it, simple way for toast.
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Old 17-06-2013, 01:36   #33
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YEA,"real sailors" will butter with diesel oil if no real butter available.
..humm.. Never found the engine hot enough for toast. Makes a damn fine chillie.. If motoring for a good number of hours.
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I have been using my propane stove and a little wire metal thing to make toast and have charred lots of bread in the process (and this morning). Just wondering about low amp toaster...any such thing? I have 2x12v battery and a xantrex 1000 inverter... thanks..
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Try an ordinary small (2-slice) household toaster. Just make sure you find one which is within the capacity of your inverter.

Mine only draws 800 watts and you only need it for a few minutes at a time. Not too hard on the batts. It's nothing like running a kettle off the inverter.

Contrary to what some others have said, I think that electric toasters are really useful on board. As you have experienced, making toast on a propane stove is a PITA, and it also means more propane fumes in your cabin. Ick. Electric toasters rule. In my opinion, this is one of the classic uses of an inverter on board.
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Old 17-06-2013, 01:49   #35
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I thought "real" sailors chucked it on the engine and revved it up a bit.
Real sailors keep bread aboard? Wow, I need to get real.
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We have a 2 slice toaster 110 ( Connies ) but I still like mine fryed as Boatie said ! But Im Old ! and like things the old fashion way LOL And my mom always said charing makes for healthy skin !!
No, it's not the charing, it's the butter!
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I'm with Boatman about the "fried" toast. Better still to butter the bread, brown on one side, cut a hole in the middle for an egg and make "toad in the hole". Put jelly on the cut-out piece for dessert. I burned a lot of bread before getting the hang of the burner-top toaster, and each one rusted out after a couple of years, so I'll do anything but make toast until I get truly desperate.
+1 on the toast and egg, but not so sure about the jelly and cutout! But I do love you Janet!
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When I was a Baby Sailor at HMS Ganges they did not do toast in the mess hall just piles of buttered bread slapped together... so I'd take a couple of 4 slices back to the mess hut and stand a hot dry iron on top of each pair... worked a treat...
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One does not live for beer alone, sometimes you need toast
I prefer to not eat on an empty stomach ... (yes, you read it right). For me, toast is nice, but not a necessity lol.
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Real sailors keep bread aboard? Wow, I need to get real.
Did I say 'bread'? Ooops! I mean Hard Tack Ships Biscuit. But I also use bit of old sail cloth spread with Vegemite. Mmmmmmm
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Did I say 'bread'? Ooops! I mean Hard Tack Ships Biscuit. But I also use bit of old sail cloth spread with Vegemite. Mmmmmmm
Sail cloth and vegemite must be delicious ... I bet it beats freshly toasted bread and Marmite anyday?
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Did I say 'bread'? Ooops! I mean Hard Tack Ships Biscuit. But I also use bit of old sail cloth spread with Vegemite. Mmmmmmm
I think Vegemite would ruin that nice looking hard tack biscuit
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I think Vegemite would ruin that nice looking hard tack biscuit
With Vegemite on that ships biscuit you'd have to eat it fast as those weevils go ape-**** and fight you for it. They love it! Goes to show how good Vegemite is
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They use Galvanized steel toasters in Guatemala. I looked all over for something stainless and there was not one to be found anywhere. I'm talking the kind you place over a fire. I suppose the zink burns off after a while but..
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With Vegemite on that ships biscuit you'd have to eat it fast as those weevils go ape-**** and fight you for it. They love it! Goes to show how good Vegemite is
coming to a TV ad near you "weevils go ape-**** over Vegemite", sure to win this years award for best advertisement line

If you burn your toast and put that "stuff" on it; does it made the burnt toast taste better, or does the burnt toast make the Vegemite taste better?

I know that Aussies love their beer and that vegemite is some kind of beer waste, but .......
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