Originally Posted by Tony B
Would you use a propane stove/oven on a trawler or motoryacht with a gasoline engine?
I have used propane on all of my sailboats with diesel engines. I have always used the stove/oven with a remote shut-off switch and gas sniffers. The remote switch will shut off at the tank automatically if gas fumes are detected and it can also be shut off manually with the remote switch.
What say you?
I don't care for anything that raises the fire/explosion hazzard.
But that said, my first boat, many moons ago, was a 28 Fiberform with twin gas engines and propane stove/oven. We were very careful with it and kept the propane turned off at the tank and always ran the blower, sniffed and smelled the bilge before starting.
On the bright side, gas boats have explosion proof ignition, alternators and starters and most diesel boats, not so much, using automotive/truck electronics. So maybe propane on a gas boat might be safer??
Just keep telling yourself that, but be extra vigilant in any case.