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Butane to Propane conversion

Would appreciate anybody providing advice in the following area. We have a French sailing vessel outfitted with a butane gas system (camping gaz). What must be done to convert to the American propane system? Is purchasing the adapter adequate or must I also change the regulator? Thanks.
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Butane to Propane conversion

what brand french sailing vessel did you purchase?
i made the conversion on my amel.
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I have an (Alubat) Ovni 345. What did you undertake when you converted your system?
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Butane to Propane conversion

I simply got a brass adapter fitting to go from the existing butane solenoid to a new USA propane regulator through a propane hose and hooked it right up to a propane tank.
I also had used an adapter to go from the butane regulator to a propane tank but it was a clumsy setup and went to the above permenat setup.
it has been working fine for 2 years.
fair winds,
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Butane to Propane conversion

i forgot to mention , i got the adapter for the propane hose at mcmaster carr and used regular hoses and regulator available at west marine.
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Butane to Propane conversion

Many thanks you for your help.
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