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Re: safe cooking
That powerboat did not catch fire because of the propane stove. I guarantee you that.
It caught fire because of the inexperienced operator, who failed to properly inspect and maintain their equipment, which just happened to include a stove.
If the same guy lit up a cigarette at a gas station and set it on fire, would you blame the gasoline? Ahuh, I thought so.
IIRC BoatUS has a web article someplace that reported the greatest number of "stove" fires came from those nice safe alcohol stoves, that use a fuel which is pretty famous for leaking and burning with an invisible flame, which then spreads like any other wildfire.
Go to Costco, buy the big boxes of Snickers Bars. No need for cooking or flames onboard any boat at any time, any way.