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Hi again Bill,
Attaching a few photos but will post more and explanation how it all was put together.
The 220V from the Victron now powers completely the 220V panel in the galley.
The generator and shore power go straight from the Amel installed switching devise through the Victron to only charge the batteries.
The 170amp engine 24V alternator is controlled through a Wakespeed direct to the batteries, I will send you photos of the engine room soon.
I can actually simultaneously charge the batteries from - Generator 170amp + Engine Alternator 120amp + Arch solar panels 20amp + Bimini solar panels 12amp. have actually put in over 300amp at one time.
On May 24, 2021, at 15:26, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Yes, I know about the GN Espace cookware and the chicken and the egg, but GN Espace really impresses me.
Please send me photos of your V 8000 install.
I did notice at the time that Gn Espace sold cookware. Did not know this about cooking standards though. Thanks for the info.
Maybe. if the rep had offered new oven trays and baking dishes I would have gone further with him. Just Kidding.
I will try to post very soon our complete experience with the conversion. I actually fitted the Victron Quattro 8000, all is now working as should.
On Monday, May 24, 2021, 2:42:49 PM EDT, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...
I will contact him. BTW, the oven and other dimensions on GN Espace are driven by standard dimensions of pans. As far as I know, no other manufacturer of stoves for boats does this.
"These systems have been designed around the Gastronorm standard sizes of containers used in commercial, professional, and catering kitchens. These standards form the building block of GN Espace's integrated systems. The GN Espace stoves and sinks have been designed to transform the galley space into an ergonomic, functional, and significantly safer place to prepare and cook food while at sea."
Gastronorm (GN), sometimes spelled Gastro-Norm, is a European standard for kitchenware tray and container sizes that is commonly seen worldwide in the catering and professional food industry, as well as in certain parts of the high-end consumer market.
So now you know where the "GN" comes from in their name. Big is not always better, but usually perfectly engineered is BEST.
Hi Bill and All,
When we were looking at electric ovens with induction cooktops the only 2 basic choices were the Ocean Chef 3 from Gn Espace UK and the Horizon 3 from Marine Cookers "Techimpex.tv".
The retail price we found initially was about £4,000 for each from different Marine Suppliers in UK.
We actually spoke to the Techimpex representative in Italy and he gave us a special price of 1,850 euro without tax.
What the main advantage was between the 2 units was that the Horizon 3 had bigger inside width and we could still use the baking trays from our Eno 4 burner gas oven and all S/S pans still fitted on the cook top. The Ocean Chef oven was a smaller width inside and we would have had to buy smaller baking pans. The Horizon 3 as well as the Ocean Chef 3 overall oven is smaller than the old Eno but we have roasted 2 chickens with vegetables. It heats up much faster (200deg in 10min) and holds even temperature constant when set.
We had a lot of back and forth between the 2 companies to get all the exact specifications and measurements. The Ocean Chef rep was disappointed when we pointed out his inside oven measurements were less than the Horizon 3 and that we would need to buy new baking pans. We didn't then try to negotiate any special price with him so I can't say that he would have matched the Horizon 3 price.
As we took all the LPGas out we also bought the Techimpex electric grill which fits perfectly inside our Kumma LPGas s/s frame.
Was fun fitting this, took a few tests to get it inside and are still doing the High Temp Silicone seal. Had to put in a cooling fan to keep the electric switches cool. See Photos. BBQ with lid off.
Bill, I think if you contacted the Techimpex representative "Frederico" that you could get a very good deal for the group. He was relentless in keeping in touch and answering email and queries immediately.
Barry and Penny
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martnique
On Monday, May 24, 2021, 8:08:06 AM EDT, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...
I negotiated an Amel Owners Yacht School discount for my clients. It is significant. Every one of my clients that have bought from Gn Espace seems to really like the product. I actually think that they are the best and since ENO was acquired, I am not sure that there is any other choice at any price that provides you with reasonable quality. Frankly, I am surprised that Amel has not moved to GN Espace. It is not only about electric/conductive solutions it is about quality and engineering. You should also check out how the stove and the containers that GN Espace have been engineered.
Let me know if you have any questions. I know the principles of GN Espace and can probably get you any information you need.
On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 6:49 AM Jérémy Lajotte, <jeremy@...
Who would be interested in a group buy for the OceanChef3 ?
For owners who already installed it : how much was it ? GN
website only mentions a price starting at ~£2000...
Le 24/05/2021 à 00:45, Nicolas Klene
a écrit :
Thanks a lot Denise.
SM2K # 471