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I'm a bonehead and it was safe for me. I found a rack online to store small tank on stern rail, very simple.
you are talking about butane?BJ I'm currently using this system as I rebuild my galley and they are great but also VERY dangerous and have a history of blowing to high hell. We have a ten minute max before we enter the danger zone. That being said when we took a knock down this summer "captains fault" we taco'd the stove, our second lost stove to date "captain needs to install reef lines" and it was about 24 bucks to replace. Finding fuel can be a challenge. I would guess I have used these about 1500 meals to date and love it minus fear of early entrance to heaven
see......that's what worries me about propane. it does happen. and it happened in my marina. that's kind of close to home. too close to totally ignore.Just for info there has been a tragic accident where a long term cruiser has been found with severe injuries next to a burning yacht off the coast of St Vincent. He died.
A propane gas explosion is the likely cause.
Diving instructor believes British yachtsman John Garner's death was an accident | Mail Online
Yes, the stove can overheat and bottle is 1 inch from flame.you are talking about butane?
just to add to the fire that thread has foul play as one of the causes...see......that's what worries me about propane. it does happen. and it happened in my marina. that's kind of close to home. too close to totally ignore.
holy hot plate batman! that is cheap.I like the simplicity of my non- pressurized alcohol stove. Yeah, lower energy potential than Porpane, but unless you do all of your cooking on high flame, the actual difference is pretty negligible on a small burner, small footprint marine stove. An over or a large footprint burner would be a different story.
another advantage of a small alcohol stove is the "hoseless" portability. want to do a fondue or grill night with friends in the cockpit? Bring the alcohol stove outside, put it on the cockpit table, and you are good to go.
Another "safe" alternative is small butane ranges. 2-Burner Butane Countertop Range / Portable Stove with Brass Burners
Not as durable as a stainless steel alcohol range, but at the price, you could buy one a year for 10 years before the cost difference is eaten up.
well, now. that is a drawback!Yes, the stove can overheat and bottle is 1 inch from flame.
that's the reason for the thread. i want to learn before i decide. i will have to look into that type of cooker. i am used to handling kero.just to add to the fire that thread has foul play as one of the causes...
whatever the case just do your research and you will be rewarded wth tons of info
if I ever solo sail again on a small boat I repeat that james baldwins kerosene gimballed cooker is hard to beat
induction cooker are great...they are very popular in europe and especially france and spain and beleive it or not they are highly regarded by chefs in modern cooking...I had these same fears of cooking with propane, alcohol, butane, etc...
My solution... I removed the original Origo stove which was in great condition but felt it better to use something more safe... what did I do... installed an induction stove into the galley opening and never looked back. I have a 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter that runs the unit and since it's very efficient there is no need to worry about battery usage... haven't had a problem all the time I was using the stove on the boat and my wife that would have been non-skilled on the alcohol stove doesn't have a worry now... it is the first thing my next boat will have... all induction cooking/baking.
I do have a camp stove w/butane in the boat stored away for when we drop anchor on some shore and cook our foods with that.
I kept the Origo stove to replace back on the boat if when selling the buyer wants the alcohol stove... I put it in storage.
I will say it again... I have no worries ever again with the sort of worries others have with these types of flammable fuels.
Propane low pressure regulators are factory set at 3 PSI. if you can blow 100 times more PSI than that, id have to say you have been practicing.Blow through a straw and you will create 100 times more pressure that is coming through the regulator, very low pressure system. It stinks to holy heaven, I can't imagine how anyone could miss a leak. One last note just because you get a leak doesn't mean your boat will blow up. You have to be an extra special type of moron to blow your boat up with propane.
How do you get a leak in ANY line? There are many ways.How would you get a leak in the line?
If you have rats on your boat propane is the least of your problems. I guess a plane could crash into your boat that may sever the line.How do you get a leak in ANY line? There are many way.
In the example discussed, a rat gnawed on it.
It's a boat --- things break, wear through, jiggle loose, etc.How would you get a leak in the line?