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  1. Contact the author Brian Peet he has plenty of stock or did up until recently , PM me if you want his number. I have a copy , its superb.
  2. If you cant afford the step up from 20K to 30k or 40K then I would look hard at the affordability of the proposal because you will quickly burn through the difference in price band on Opex
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    Spare Anchor

    Never heard of that one before but it seems like it could work well.
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    New Genoa

    Brent is good, I have been a customer since I purchased my first keel boat, very helpful and customer focussed. The only other loft I used was Windward Sails, I don't think they are still going but Damn those sails were fast.
  5. That last one could be Oz
  6. We looked at those and came close to purchasing one before watching a few videos that compared the time it took to boil water with various options compared. Gas and Induction were hands down the fastest, while the Wallas Stove was comparatively slow, it does have the option of an accessory top that functions as heater but that adds more cost. I think they were about 7K when we looked at them last. With induction most folks just pulled the $100 plug in unit from a storage drawer and sat it on the benchtop in this way there was no bench space permanently occupied by the cooktop.
  7. We are on the lithium journey on a land yacht, our plug n play $90 Harvey Norman induction top draws 2000W at full noise. We are using a 3KW inverter and 320 AH LIFEPO. On lower cook settings which we will generally be using it draws a lot less. In Tests at home it boiled a litre of water in a pot in 1 min 45 seconds. we will also have an 800w Jug and 800w small microwave. Cant be bothered with an oven on the yacht or the van, I'm a lazy cook and I want to leave all that sort of thing behind when on holiday.
  8. Diesel and kero seem to boil the kettle more quickly, I assume they have a higher calorific value ? My wife says the odour is disgusting if you are seasick which is why I have stuck to alcohol, gotta keep GM Domestic Operations happy.
  9. https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/old-primus-parts.25594/ Good for tech support. https://www.caravancamping.co.nz/shop/specialist-stoves/ All the bits you need and they are in CHC , the burner assemblies are the best but dear ! There are a bunch of other sites if you trawl the web , parts are still made at a cottage industry level in various parts of the world such as India South korea, the US and UK ,europe etc. To the best that I can figure the burner assy is the same for Meths or Kero, it is only the jetting that varies, I have a bunch of spares and the meths orifice is a few
  10. From the interweb Is methylated spirit the same as alcohol? Commonly used methylated spirits is a general-purpose alcohol which is not fit for drinking. This is because approximately 10% methanol has been added to it, along with additives such as pyridine, isopropyl alcohol, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, and methyl isobutyl ketone.21/02/2022
  11. I use these guys for Methylated spirits for the stove, as they supply un-dyed product which means the jets don't clog. Price is good for a 20 lt container , they do kero as well. https://www.tmkpackers.co.nz/
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    Drop In Lithiums

    I, m 63 and feel younger, even my mates say I don't look a day over 90
  13. Frank

    Drop In Lithiums

    hi CD, blimey you seem to be very knowledgeable on this Lithium battery gig, if you don't mind offering an opinion I'm doing a campervan fitout and intending to use Lithium , I'm using Half Moon Bay Electrical for supplying the entire system and I'm sure they know what they are doing but I would appreciate a second opinion . Below is the component list and we are awaiting a 330AH victron battery which is still on a ship somewhere. With the 12/3000 inverter we intend to power an induction cooker , 800w kettle and 800w microwave but never all at once . There will be 2 x 220 W solar panels wired
  14. I have a Seven Seas Marine pressurized alcohol primus stove on a Carpenter 29 been using it for 30 years, just rebuilt it recently, quite attached to it actually. If you do get a fire (not yet) you can put it out with water. I'm not knocking gas though, its fine so long as properly installed and maintained as with everything. On the camper van I'm building we are using LiFePO4 battery and an induction cooker.
  15. No problem sir, sign here and then take your vessel to our approved repair yard, Bodge and Leggit
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