I hope somebody's still hanging around this topic. I installed an Origo
6000 on the 1926 schooner Lavengro (Historic Schooner Lavengro - Biloxi Schooner Helen
) last year and it's been a huge improvement over the diesel stove
she had for decades. Unfortunately, I seem to have lost
the gimbals. I can still find them online, but I'm kinda wondering if there's much point to gimballing a stove
that's mounted fore-and-aft on a heavy wooden boat
that never goes "outside," as in beyond Lakes Washington
and Union in Seattle
, and the Salish Sea from Tacoma to Victoria. You never see rollers in there, and big ship wakes seem to be a thing of the past.
The gimbals don't look as though they would do anything to keep the stove from heeling along with the rest of the boat
. We do have guardrails on the burners to keep the pots in place. What's your experience with the gimbals?