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I had Origos on my two previous boats, and was thinking about getting one for the boat I have now, (it came with a Force 10 propane). Was pretty nervous about sailing around with a tank of pressurized gas, particularly with older hoses and solenoid.
Price of Origos here is about the same as the price of propane stoves - actually a bit more if you want the oven. So decided to economise and replaced the propane control system and now am glad that I did. Cooking onboard is no longer "camping". Two gas burners and a gas oven - decent meals are no more difficult to prepare than they are ashore. Big difference from the Origo because we can control the heat much more effectively, and they do get a lot hotter...I am looking forward to using the oven to cook dinner in the fall, it will warm up the cabin nicely after a sail in the cool weather.
If I was looking for a stove replacement - I would get propane. If you have the room, there is a Force 10 model that has two burners and a compartment underneath that is sized to hold a microwave - which would be a real boon to have when you are alongside (draws too much power to use at sea).
The pressurised alcohol stoves are pretty dangerous INHO.