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There is also the FORESPAR MINI-GALLEY. As far as actual stoves or ranges go - there is a reason that people spend the money for them (and it's not an overabundance of funds). They are made to withstand the corrosive effects of a marine environment. Coleman and it's competitors are not. They rust. Their fittings break and come loose. Not a huge deal in a campground - more of an inconvenience than a danger. Any leaking gas can dissipate quickly before it explodes. However, when you are on a boat, you don't allow that gas to dissipate, it just settles into the bilge and waits for the first smoker to light up a butt, and Kaboom ! Or the engine to spark or the batteries to spark or...
I realise that there are thousands of boats sailing around all over the place right now with Coleman stoves and zinc bolts and their owner are just enjoying the heck out them. But there are also a lot of people driving around drunk right now, enjoying themselves, and a whole bunch of other people high on crack and they are REALLY enjoying themselves.
If you Google marine stoves - you'll come up with about five major manufacturers - and there is unfortunately not a lot of difference in pricing. The safest stove you can have on your boat is a non-pressurised alcohol stove - Origo is the only brand I am aware of, there might be others. If you want a propane set up, then you need a locker, pressure guage, regulator, solenoid, sniffer, and aluminum or stainless propane tank. It's going to cost about $900.00 by the time you are finished - if you buy new. If you want an oven as well - add another $500.00
You can often find used stoves in good condition. This should shave at least $250.00 off your cost. As far as the rest of it goes - you might be able to get away with using the small disposable Coleman propane bottles, as there are a lot of adapters on the market that allow you to connect these to the regular marine fittings. If you do go that route - you won't need a solenoid/pressure gauge/regulator but you will still need somewhere outside the cabin to store the bottles. And NEW hose so you're probably looking at about $400.00 all up.
Good Luck !
Last edited by Sailormann; 04-25-2007 at 01:09 AM.