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Old 02-14-2010
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Yes diesel is used for safety and yes diesel stoves are MORE expensive, but also much better built and usually REAL stainless steel completely.

I have had propane on boats and diesel. Propane is safe when properly installed. It's perfectly safe to have propane bottles in a lined box on deck that is vented to atmosphere and liquid overboard. All fuels can be dangerous or safe, that's why we have propane detectors on our BBs and low where the propane would collect since it is heavier than air.
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Old 02-14-2010
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I am guessing, but propane on a boat presents a much bigger risk since a leak would collect in the bilge. I wonder if it would even be legal to put a propane tank in the bilge, and it would look pretty ugly on deck. I know you need to run the blower to clear the bilge before starting the engine, but still! An RV leak would drop to the ground and dissipate, just open the door and and windows and step out. I would also guess a diesel fired stove is more expensive than a propane stove?[/QUOTe

Gardner, The last boat I had, with a galley. the LPG was in a locker hidden under the upper deck helm station. Very well vented and little danger of reaching the bilge area. The only thing it was used for was cooking.
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Old 02-14-2010
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Propane is the stove fuel of choice on boats. It burns clean. It is illegal to put a propane tank inside the boat. It has to be in an external compartment that is naturally ventilated to the outside, and must have a shutoff valve at the stove.
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