How do you make coffee at anchor?

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How do you make coffee at anchor?

Postby ericinga » Sun May 10, 2015 7:49 am

We fire up the generator and brew a pot or two.

We still have the original alcohol range top. I haven't found alcohol to fill the tank. Besides, the alcohol flame is colorless and odorless.

We've talked about buying an inverter or 12v coffee maker.

How does everyone else make coffee at anchor?
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Re: How do you make coffee at anchor?

Postby Rockxx » Sun May 10, 2015 9:07 am

When I finally get to pull my boat home next week I intend to fire up the Honda 2000 when needed. I found on U-tube were someone had actually tested different alcohols and found that the Heet Brand fuel additive produced a boil in the shortest time. Still took about 9 minutes. I also have the original alcohol stove on my boat and being totally unfamiliar with these, started looking for information. I'm going to give it a try as comes in small containers and should be easy to store.
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Re: How do you make coffee at anchor?

Postby Fastjeff » Sun May 10, 2015 12:46 pm

I have an inverter and can link in up to four batteries for an overnight stay--and I often need ALL of them to make coffee in the morning. (I run a TV and VCR. light, and the refrigerator now and then--just enough to keep things cold.) THe power of a battery--as electrioc car ownersw have discovered to their horror--is amazingly little.

Here's what I'd do: Buy one of those 90 buck 2 stroke gen sets sold by Harbor Freight and rig up a cord to it. They are a fabulous deal for the $$ and can run the 'fridge, lights and the coffee maker all at once. And a gallon of gas runs it for for hours. Just be sure to keep it on the swim platform while it's running, to prevent CO fume problems.

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Re: How do you make coffee at anchor?

Postby Supersport18 » Sun May 10, 2015 1:46 pm

I have heard good things about these generators from a relative. Half the price of a Honda and has a 30 amp plug. Buy 2 and run in parallel for more power. I plan on getting one this season.http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... _200623983
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Re: How do you make coffee at anchor?

Postby barkleydave » Sun May 10, 2015 2:31 pm

I keep it simple on the hook.. I dumped the old Kenyon Electric Stove years ago. Also hated the pressurized Kenyon stoves.

I purchased an Orion Alcohol stove 10 years ago and never looked back. Fit in the cutout with very little modification. It uses denatured alcohol that you can buy at any big box store or local hardware store. Two burners and two large alcohol containers with what looks like cotton inside them. Each container holds approx. 1 quart of alcohol. A rubberized pad sits on top with not in use so it does not evaporate.

Works fantastic. Plenty of heat for my old Percolator coffee pot. Fuel last a long time! I fill once a season and cook breakfast etc on it.

Fire hazard..... minimal non pressurized system... no moving parts and a splash of water and an alcohol fire is out. By the way stove sits next to sink so water is close !

Have a cup of Joe... on me :)

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Re: How do you make coffee at anchor?

Postby bcassedy » Sun May 10, 2015 3:51 pm

2 years ago our genny went out, or so we thot... We make an annual trip downriver from Cincy and because we needed electric, we took a standard genny with us, with the intent of running it off the swim platform. To get the power from the genny to the rest of the boat, I made up a 120v 12 gauge Male to Male cord. Installed a water proof outlet on the starboard side of the cockpit and using 12-3 marine cable tied that line to the last outlet in the starboard AC feed. If needed I'd have most of the important AC features powered by that genny.


Oh, and the 1st line's "so we thot..." . Durn boat genny worked the entire trip. It finally gave up the ghost at the start of last season necessitating the purchase of another genny... (and a lot more stories surrounding that! ;-) )
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Re: How do you make coffee at anchor?

Postby Jeepowell » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:41 am

Make the coffee the day before? I use a Nissan Vacuum Thermos, it will keep coffee hot for 12 hours plus, just wake up and pour.
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Re: How do you make coffee at anchor?

Postby yooper » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:52 pm

The alcohol in the paint dept at Menards has good for stoves written on the container. Its not rocket fuel.

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Re: How do you make coffee at anchor?

Postby bcassedy » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:27 pm

One other way... I have a 3/16" piece of stainless plate that I cut a 6" hole out. I use that on our railing mounted grill to concentrate heat to. It'll get a coffee pot percolating in no time. The other sections of the plate get plenty hot and it's a good way to cook breakfast plus keep things piping hot till serving time.
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Re: How do you make coffee at anchor?

Postby rivers80 » Wed May 16, 2018 4:42 am

We bought a single burner butane stove, it's very compact and extremely useful. Then we got ahold of an old stile coffee perculator.
There's nothing like fresh perked coffee when you're on the hook