Sea Swing stove gimbal

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  1. Nordicthug

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    Here is a picture of the Sea Swing I bought from ebay a little while ago. It's much cleaner now and the Optimus 45 it's built on is working as new. Now I really must get rid of some of my other big boy toys and buy an old wooden sailboat to match the style of this little lovely.

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  2. Doc Mark

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    Morning, Gerry,

    Great photo of your Optimus 45, in it's Sea Swing!! As I wrote earlier, seeing yours reminded me that I had one like it, and educated me to the fact that on "odd ball" riser tube, that I'd taken off of that particular Optimus 45, actually went with it! I reinstalled the riser tube on mine, and fitted the stove back into the Sea Swing. Looks great and works perfectly! Thanks for helping me out by showing me how it was supposed to go!! The only difference between mine and yours, is that my Sea Swing is not marked with the company's name. Maybe mine isn't an original Sea Swing, but rather a copy of one. ??? I don't know, for sure. It certainly works well, though, so that really doesn't bother me. Anyway, thanks, again, for posting the original photos of your setup, which helped to lead me down the proper path for getting my own back into it's original shape! Do you have any idea when such rigs were actually used?

    Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc Mark
     
  3. Ian

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    When you can post pictures as nice and crisp as that - why did you wait so long?
     
  4. Nordicthug

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    These little gimballed one burner outfits were quite popular, especially on smaller (up to 30') sailboats, from the turn of the 20th century until quite recently. Like I posted earlier, a friend had one adapted to the Gaz Bleuet on his 22' sailboat boat in the late 60's. There's a Co. in Los Angeles that currently markets one that burns the common 16.4 oz. propane bottles. Very handy for a pot of coffee, or a cuppa tea or soup when sailing and you don't want to fire up the galley range for whatever reason. They take up very little room and can be dismounted and stowed when not needed.

    Gerry
     
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    Nordic,

    You know they still use the same set up for the little BBQ grills that are currently being marketed? I almost want to buy a boat so that I have a reason to get one, problem is there aren't many lakes down here in the SE portion of Arid-zona. I am orginally from the Enumclaw area there in the Socialist state of Wa.

    Rob
     
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    Hi Here are some photos of a gimballed marine stove:

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    Best Regards,
    Kerophile
     
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  7. Ian

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    I've always thought that these things must put a substantial amount of strain on the bulkhead they're attached to; not least say, with a pan of shackles, on the go.
     
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    Very nice kerophile! That would look outstanding mounted in my canoe :lol:
     
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    knowing me if it was that rough i couldn't eat anyway :oops: thanks i was looking for a pic like that!
     
  10. TheSandPebbles

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    Here is a Bremer Swing stove which came with my boat. It was converted to propane. Could someone please tell me what the object I'm holding's function is?
    Thanks
    -Perry
     
  11. dwallie

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    I use to own a Tartan 27 sailboat. Great boat that I sold about 10 years ago. The boat had a Bremer Sea Swing mounting bracket. I never knew what it was, but I kept it when I sold the boat. Now I finally know what it is. And I am really glad I kept it. Where can I get a stove for it? I also need the bulkhead mounting bracket.

    Dave
     
  12. dspearsy2k

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    The object your holding is upside down, and was ment to put on top of a can of sterno fuel. It gives a fairly good jet when it get warmed up. You can olso use fiberglass wadding in the can with meths.
     
  13. James Mather

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    Does anyone know of a Bremer Sea-Swing or equivalent for sale?

    James