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post #21 of Old 03-16-2009
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I will weigh in with my opinions:

I really like propane. It is readily available about everywhere. Our friends even cruised the Western Carrib and found it at about every stop. At worst, they might get a local to carry them into town.

We could not get our propane to last longer than about 60-90 days when we lived aboard. It was me, wife, and one kiddo at that time. Still, since you will have a spare, you will just switch over and when you get a chance, get the spare refilled.

If anything in this process, see if you can find a locker that takes the standard propane bottles versus the horizontal that seem to be coming increasingly common. Horizontal, especially aluminum, are very expensive (I think a 10ish lb horiz costs me about $230!!!).

I cannot comment on the heater as I luckily have no real experience there. However, I certainly woul dnot pull out a working heater that was propane for a diesel one!! Just my opinion, though.

Brian

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