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I use a similar travel electric kettle for when in marinas (can not remember the wattage, but it is lower than the house ones); its slow but works well and does the job.
 

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Perhaps you might even consider a small microwave; very little extra space required, and will (obviously) boil water as well as helping with cooking, whilst alongside? By the way, are you close to Inverness yet?
 

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Perhaps you might even consider a small microwave; very little extra space required, and will (obviously) boil water as well as helping with cooking, whilst alongside? By the way, are you close to Inverness yet?

no room for a microwave

at 22 feet space is severely limited so a ring is out too

n-where to put the things

travelling kettle it is then

it cannot be slower than an Origo

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Been holed up in Lossie for two days of strong winds and 12 degrees

went to look at Inverness marina today - everything is fine - clean bogs etc, in an industrial estate though

more expensive than Lossie

I shall retreat up to Inverness for the autumn when sheltered places to sail will be good

aiming to pull the boat off the water mid September - I shall miss the winter sailing but the nine hour commute from home is a wallet and car killer
 

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Shame you didn't need it in Granton because you could have popped into GoOutdoors. We bought a 700w kettle there which works nicely of the inverter. Should do the trick for you.
 

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I realised that I am using up a lot of fuel heating water on the boat while I am in port. Does anyone have any recommendations for a small electric kettle

argos does this one

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3385409.htm

very small but if you only want to heat enogh water for a couple of cups of tea then its adequate

Check that its is automatic switch off when the water boils... it may only be a safety switch off if it boils dry.


I looked at them for a bedroom kettle for morning tea.... there was a snag. Non automatic may have been the trouble. Not good waking up to find its boiled dry and you gotta get up refill it and start again

Other alternatives are out there eg http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2L-1500...544?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item35e5dbfdf0
 

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I picked up a £5 one from Morrisons. It's a dead simple white plastic affair, and boils water pretty quick (and then switches off).
 

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Perhaps you might even consider a small microwave; very little extra space required, and will (obviously) boil water as well as helping with cooking, whilst alongside? By the way, are you close to Inverness yet?

When I bought the boat, it had a microwave, no working gas and no electric kettle. So I heated water for a cup of tea in the microwave. This works surprisingly poorly! Firstly, it takes longer than the electric kettle, and secondly, the microwave does some funny thing[1] where the water can superheat beyond the boiling point without boiling, then when you drop anything in (like a teabag or spoon) it suddenly boils violently.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superheating#Occurrence_via_microwave_oven
 

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A standard kettle and multi-cooker don't take up that much space, and a Buffalo single ring is pretty thin and small too. We used them on our Redfox, which was only 20ft, and included a loo compartment too. Gave us enormous flexibility in harbour with shore power
 

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I have been looking for a kettle for the boat - Greater than 1litre, around 1000w-1200 and NOT cordless (the base is a redundant bit that requires storage - the kettle will be near the tap).
Have not found one.
 

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Dylan certainly if you have 240v power connected ina marina then a cheap kettle is good. Beware the plastic ones they intially give a terrible taste to the water. Rinse and boil a few times before drinking the water. (I know very embarrasing) In some camping or car factor stores you may find a small jug or emersion heater to run on 12v. Now as you can imagine at about 200 watts ie 15 or 20 amps these are slow and power hungry only to be used if the engine is running or you have a shore power battery charger. Not recommending but another option for you.
Sorry the weather is so bad. It is likewise here, yesterday being the coldest for 3 years. official temp 2 to 15. Many people complained of frost on the windscreen. Not used to it. But then Huey has an excuse it being mid winter. Good luck to you and I hope the weather improves. Yes a pity to haul out for next winter but hopefully you will get south again to warmer places olewill
 

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Asda have kettles for £5. The base can be stuffed inside when not in use.
 

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If you are cooking on an Origo I would strongly recommend the earlier suggestion of an electric hob.

We have an earlier version of the one linked below and find it light if a little underpowered, which of course is ideal for marina power supplies...

http://www.coopelectricalshop.co.uk...hphHuyIoAzLNaI2vovX6YaAuRO8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

If you are desperate to save weight and space, then consider something like one of these. All I can say is that it does boil the water. Mine came with plastic containers for coffee & sugar, a tea/coffee filter and a pair of cups, all of which sits inside the kettle.

http://www.travelstoredirect.co.uk/...whLNvbebFC7-4dgDnzkiWeBBNG1DDEsUrcaAgqi8P8HAQ
 

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There is no need to go too small, the important thing is not to trip the supply so we got this 2.2Kw one for £5:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9016710.htm

You may also be interested in:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4152174.htm

The 1Kw setting is fine to warm our Centaur even in a Scottish "Summer", and it's thermostatic so it turns off too.

At the start we did turn the heater off when we ran the kettle but now we don't bother. I can't remember running the kettle and the heater on the 2Kw setting though.

The crew now wants a toaster! It's a slippery slope.....
 

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If you are cooking on an Origo I would strongly recommend the earlier suggestion of an electric hob.

We have an earlier version of the one linked below and find it light if a little underpowered, which of course is ideal for marina power supplies...

http://www.coopelectricalshop.co.uk...hphHuyIoAzLNaI2vovX6YaAuRO8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

If you are desperate to save weight and space, then consider something like one of these. All I can say is that it does boil the water. Mine came with plastic containers for coffee & sugar, a tea/coffee filter and a pair of cups, all of which sits inside the kettle.

http://www.travelstoredirect.co.uk/...whLNvbebFC7-4dgDnzkiWeBBNG1DDEsUrcaAgqi8P8HAQ

A hob does mean you only need your normal kettle and pans.
 
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There is no need to go too small, the important thing is not to trip the supply so we got this 2.2Kw one for £5:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9016710.htm

You may also be interested in:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4152174.htm

The 1Kw setting is fine to warm our Centaur even in a Scottish "Summer", and it's thermostatic so it turns off too.

At the start we did turn the heater off when we ran the kettle but now we don't bother. I can't remember running the kettle and the heater on the 2Kw setting though.

The crew now wants a toaster! It's a slippery slope.....
i v bought these 2and run them together works great but the thermostat in the heater sparks and wont shut off (had it a year though) mick
 
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There is no need to go too small, the important thing is not to trip the supply so we got this 2.2Kw one for £5:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9016710.htm

You may also be interested in:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4152174.htm

The 1Kw setting is fine to warm our Centaur even in a Scottish "Summer", and it's thermostatic so it turns off too.

At the start we did turn the heater off when we ran the kettle but now we don't bother. I can't remember running the kettle and the heater on the 2Kw setting though.

The crew now wants a toaster! It's a slippery slope.....

i run 2kw heater and the kettle at the same time with no problems mick
 

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The weather's been generally dreadful all year, and Inverness do know how to charge don't they! Pontoon E10 if you're passing by.
 

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Hi Dylan,
I use a standard plastic jug type kettle. The 2kw option so as not to blow any trips.
Every time we set off from a place with eletrcity I fill 2 x 1 litre flasks with boiling water for use underway. This saves a lot of gas.
If you use stainless flasks make sure you fill and re fill with bloing water as there is a lot of thermal mass in them to warm up.
cheers
Martin
 
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