Author Topic: Bav 36 Cooker flame out thingy.  (Read 96 times)

Sitesurfer

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Bav 36 Cooker flame out thingy.
« on: June 14 2019, 12:22 »
Can anyone point me at the right thing to purchase for the cooker in our B36 (2003) which seems to enjoy going out at the most annoying time.
I think its down to the thermocouple(?) thing being old, and I think I can simply get a non marine replacement - problem is that I wanted to get them remotely from the boat and have no clue what I am looking for.

Anyone replaced theirs can point me at an EBay or something advert that I can get them?

Symphony

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Re: Bav 36 Cooker flame out thingy.
« Reply #1 on: June 14 2019, 13:41 »
If it is the original cooker then it is a Techimpex and www.penguinmarine.co.uk on the IOW are the UK agents. Very helpful outfit. Best of luck taking it apart - not the best engineered cooker on the market!

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Re: Bav 36 Cooker flame out thingy.
« Reply #2 on: June 15 2019, 15:46 »
I’d suggest you try taking it apart first before ordering anything, then if you find it like the cooker I had on my B36/2002, it was impossible to dismantle because of corrosion and seizure of the screws that held it all together. I ended up buying a new cooker and thereby saved money on parts that would otherwise become redundant and a waste of money.

Obviously if you can strip it down, then order the parts you need, but not until you know that it will take apart easily.

If you go down the route of buying a new cooker, you will find they come in varying sizes, so measure the slot where it has to go, height, depth and width and an allowance for the gimballing action, and then you will have all the details to hand when you let your fingers do the walking.

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Re: Bav 36 Cooker flame out thingy.
« Reply #3 on: June 15 2019, 16:48 »
Out of interest just had a flyer through the post from Force 4 with the Techimpex cooker on offer for £399. While still not the best cooker for the reasons Salty outlines it is a direct replacement and substantially cheaper than alternatives most of which require at least some mods to fit. I must say the one fitted to my new (2015) boat seems better than the one I had in the 2001 boat which still did more than 10 years, most of them on charter.

Anyway, 17 years service out of a cooker is not unreasonable.