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For the record: We're talking about Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) known to some as "Propane", but usually a mix of liquified propane, butane and various additives and, unless you have a metho stove (like we do! ), the same stuff you use on the boat already...

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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
One word-one reason: KABOOM!!!!
And exactly how is that different what you use now to heat up the dinner whilst anchored for the night??

Maybe you think you're not carrying as much gas now (what, say 14lb?) as you might need to run the engine for a week - but do you honestly think a 14lb gas cylinder won't make a bang big enough to fragmentize your pocket-maxi under the wrong circumstances?? Of course it will.

So how much gas is too much to have on board?? One cylinder? Five?? Does it make a difference?

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