Origo Stove Wanted

  • 07 Jan 2020 13:46
    Reply # 8504358 on 8069377

    I have an old kerosene burning Optimus 55 camp stove on my boat and think it is the best thing in he world.

    It is easy to light with its build in torch and boils water very quickly. It is far superior to the alcohol stoves I lived with years ago.  The frequent flare ups.  The time it took to boil anything (I used to say it took a quart of alcohol to boil a quart of water).

    I sold my Frances recently and I will miss the stove as much as the boat


  • 25 Jan 2020 10:18
    Reply # 8677111 on 8069377

    Yesterday I received the latest catalogue from compass24 boating supplies and they list the Origo for 189.99 Euro. On their website www.compass24 they say it is available from March. On the Dometic site it is listed even cheaper at about 149 Euro but currently not available.

    Greetings
    Peter

  • 26 Jan 2020 04:31
    Reply # 8683301 on 8677111
    Peter wrote:

    Yesterday I received the latest catalogue from compass24 boating supplies and they list the Origo for 189.99 Euro. On their website www.compass24 they say it is available from March. On the Dometic site it is listed even cheaper at about 149 Euro but currently not available.

    I have a horrible feeling that this means Compass hasn't yet sold all their stock but that Dometic have stopped making them.
  • 27 Jan 2020 19:19
    Reply # 8695880 on 8069377

    I've got a wonderfully optimistic feeling that Compass have got the design now and are own-branding it. They have taken any Origo or Dometic branding off the image on their website if you look closely, and just call it an alcohol stove, no mention of Origo. We'll have to wait and see unless anyone with good German would like to contact them and ask?

  • 27 Jan 2020 19:39
    Reply # 8695912 on 8695880
    Jan wrote:

    I've got a wonderfully optimistic feeling that Compass have got the design now and are own-branding it. They have taken any Origo or Dometic branding off the image on their website if you look closely, and just call it an alcohol stove, no mention of Origo. We'll have to wait and see unless anyone with good German would like to contact them and ask?

    Wouldn't that be great?  If it turns out to be the case, we should have a link to it on the website.  Heaps of people have probably never even heard of Compass - I'd forgotten all about them myself.
  • 27 Jan 2020 20:13
    Reply # 8696070 on 8069377

    Thanks very much for this info Peter.

    Although I'm looking at other options - in the end I'll need to cook and the sailing season is getting closer....... and the work list getting longer. And - no time.....

    So, I've ordered one from Compass 24. Fingers crossed.

    I'll keep you posted

    Matthew


  • 12 Mar 2020 15:39
    Reply # 8823389 on 8696070

    I'll keep you posted

    Matthew


    Has it arrived yet or been shipped?

    The stoves are now listed as "in stock" on Compass24. I've just ordered one, we have one (original Origo) in our little van and last summer kept transferring it between van and boat depending on where the wind was taking us, which is a real faff. Some other part of the boat budget will suffer but there you go. €228.95 delivered to Ireland, not cheap. 

    As we have an original Origo3000 I will post a detailed comparison of how this Compass24 model differs or compares as soon as it arrives. 

  • 13 Mar 2020 11:49
    Reply # 8824968 on 8069377

    Yes - it arrived on Wednesday.

    I haven't tried lighting it yet, but on the face of it it is exactly like an Origo.

    It has come without the discs to seal the burners when not in use, but as the manual refers to these apparently as a standard part (they were with the Origo) I'm going to ask for them. 

    Matthew


  • 24 Mar 2020 13:57
    Reply # 8853606 on 8069377

    My stove arrived yesterday. No burner covers. Spot welding of one of the fuel canister brackets so poorly done that the bracket was loose. One of the flame adjusters doesn't operate properly because of shoddy placement of one of the parts. 

    Overall, it looks and feels like it was made out of cheap stainless steel and in a hurry. It just doesn't open and close and operate with the same feel of quality as the Origo 3000. 

    Head chef for our cruising trips took one look  at it and said "No bloody way that's going on the boat!".

    Waiting for a reply from Compass24


  • 25 Mar 2020 12:45
    Reply # 8857546 on 8069377

    It is impossible to find a meths stove in Australia now, or parts for an old one, since Maxie units also seem to be unavailable.  Gas stoves seem to be all that is available.  Meths fuel is also becoming difficult to find at the moment.  The hoarders have snatched it all up to use for sanitising their hands.  I was very lucky, after fruitless searching of hardware stores today, to find some in a nearby discount house.  I now have 22L.  With rationing, I can make it last 6-10 months (depending on how frugal I am with warm drinks in winter).  I also bought a 240V electric frying pan and kettle to use for the time being, to save my meths for when I choose to leave here or am forced to.  Miami (Fl) has recently shut down all marinas.  Management here has sent us an email to advise that we may not be allowed to continue living aboard at some point. 

    It seems to me there is a market for a producer of a good quality marine meths stove, but am I fooling myself? Maybe the majority of sailors are going to buy a gas stove today, and there are insufficient profit margins for a metho stove manufacturer.

    A friend has just told me he has an old Maxie stove he no longer uses and I can have the burners, which is brilliant.  I feel like a wealthy man tonight.     

       " ...there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in junk-rigged boats" 
                                                               - the Chinese Water Rat

                                                              Site contents © the Junk Rig Association and/or individual authors

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software