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Here's a pic of it almost finished. Trim to go still.
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Solman

Here's a pic of it almost finished. Trim to go still.
Brian, how do you find washing up with the sink in that position??

I've considered an arrangement like that for our boat, but thought that washing up with a hip hard up against the stove and one arm over a potentially hot surface might not be all that pratical - but would like to hear from someone who's actually tried it..

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Originally the sink was outboard and the stove was a 2 burner alcohol. I moved the sink as far as I could inboard. I agree it's not ideal but it works. I generally wash up when the stove is off. The pic below shows how it was. The raised base was no good for standing on due to a lack of headroom so you had to lean outboard. It is a big improvement. I stand with my left foot on the raised base when using the sink usually.

The stove is a huge improvement as well.
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How about CNG? Since it is lighter than air, you can put the tank anywhere. The only downside I see, is it's not anywhere near as available as propane.
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CNG is not widely available in the US and Canada and not available at all in most other countries.
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Yes, it is hard to find, but that's what my boat came with. I will probably have to fill my tank once every 2 years. I'd much rather have to make a long drive once in a while as opposed to the problems and expense of switching to propane.
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I threw my alcohol stove in the trash barrel for a new propane stove. You won't regret it!........i2f
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We've considered this question for Abracadabra repeatedly. She currently has a pressurized alcohol stove which we've no yet lit and likely never will. (While we were still debating rebuilding it and lighting it up, temporary slip neighbours that had been cruising for 27 years: "Oh, don't worry about it. We used ours for over 20 years and only ever had three flare-ups. Only one of them almost caught the boat afire." Meanwhile his wife is standing behind him shaking her head emphatically. That decided us.)

We certainly don't want to be hanging propane bottles off the stern rail and have hose running from there to the galley. There is a place we could have a vented propane locker installed, and it wouldn't even take away any currently-used space. It would require probably very expensive glass work, tho. It would be neat, but probably ain't gonna happen.

So we'll probably eventually swap the pressurized alcohol stove out for a non-pressurized alcohol stove, either an Origo or Cookmate.

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I bought a locker for the new propane tanks that went into the cockpit lazerette. Then vented it out the stern.......i2f
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Stove Stowage

I switched from pressure alchohol to LPG, included the leakage sniffers to monitor and control LPG flow. Mounted the stove on slides to access lost stowage behind it.
Its been working great for yrs, a good place to hide provisions or pots and pans....... or favorite beverage.....
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