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Re: Butane camp stove in cabin

Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
I have a small galley, and want to keep it simple (and inexpensive). Would it be safe to cook on a butane camp stove in the cabin, if we store the butane canister outside on the rail? Needless to say, I will only be cooking at anchor. I am mostly concerned about the safety having the gas canister in the cabin.
I have the same concerns about my 2 propane stoves, one gimballed and one camp-style 2 burner. I have resolved those concerns by only using the stoves below decks with full ventilation and a breeze - front hatch and companionway open, or by moving the 2 burner camp-style stove to the cockpit for cooking. I store the propane cannisters in the open cockpit storage bins so there is no danger of leakage below decks.
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