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post #7 of Old 10-26-2004
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portable propane stove

Regards pirateofcapeann, AS a retired Fireman I must response to your post. Propane is an heavier-than-air gas. It will sink to the bottom of the bilge. Should there be a leak in your system there would be no place for the propane to vent. This is why propane bottles should be stored in a propane locker that vents overboard. I hope your not a smoker. If you don''t think propane fires/explosions don''t happan aboard boats you should talk to wife, who is a critical care nurse at a major burn unit in NY. They treated 2 boat burn victims this year.

when we ordered out new boat in 1999 we had the propane stove deleted. We went with a non-pressuized alcohol stove. It may take a little longer to cook a meal but, You can put out an alcohol fire with water.
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