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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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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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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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