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#1 strath

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 02:46 PM

Hi I am after a gas fitter to replace my gas line in Azure ( Farr 1020) 

Any recommendations?


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#2 Dtwo

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:32 PM

Good luck getting a gas fitter anywhere near a boat.


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#3 Island Time

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 05:13 PM

DIY. Or be prepared to remove LPG from the boat, or pay $$$ to have a compliant system installed.


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:51 PM

Malcolm Pollard - Aquaplumb, 021950924


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#5 Fish

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:55 AM

DIY. Or be prepared to remove LPG from the boat, or pay $$$ to have a compliant system installed.

I'm curious, if you removed LPG from the boat, what would you use instead;

Kero

Diesel,

Propane, and just get a jet boil?

 

Price of a diesel cooker is probably worth more than the boat. Kero I don't know so much about the cost of stoves, always used one camping as a kid. I understand propane is popular on race boats, doesn't sound any safer than an LPG set up, and must be a hassle if you want to go cruising for longer than one cup of tea.

 

Of course I'm ruling out electric with a genny as just hilariously silly (you need 230 volt to cook with don't you, can't get the current from a 12 v stove?)

 

Question is in the context of NZ's aging NZ built cruiser racer fleet, not new euro imports (which should have new and compliant systems anyway, right)


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:58 AM

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Canisters are cheap too


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#7 tuffyluffy

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:03 AM

DIY. You can buy flexible LPG pipe and crimp it on myself.


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#8 Island Time

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:09 AM

LPG gas hose, and crimps are available at Burnsco. You can use a pair of carpenters pliers to do the crimps...


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#9 Island Time

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:10 AM

I'm curious, if you removed LPG from the boat, what would you use instead;

Kero

Diesel,

Propane, and just get a jet boil?

 

Price of a diesel cooker is probably worth more than the boat. Kero I don't know so much about the cost of stoves, always used one camping as a kid. I understand propane is popular on race boats, doesn't sound any safer than an LPG set up, and must be a hassle if you want to go cruising for longer than one cup of tea.

 

Of course I'm ruling out electric with a genny as just hilariously silly (you need 230 volt to cook with don't you, can't get the current from a 12 v stove?)

 

Question is in the context of NZ's aging NZ built cruiser racer fleet, not new euro imports (which should have new and compliant systems anyway, right)

Quite a few boats now going with electric hobs, especially induction ones. You'll need a genset, or decent inverter with good charging systems though.

 

New boats are not built to NZ standards, and, unless going into survey, no-one checks.


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#10 Steve Pope

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:48 AM

Quite a few boats now going with electric hobs, especially induction ones. You'll need a genset, or decent inverter with good charging systems though.

 

New boats are not built to NZ standards, and, unless going into survey, no-one checks.

I thought that the implication was that if something happened that involved insurance and the gas setup didn't comply, you might not have a happy outcome.


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