|Posted: September 25 2006 at 19:20 | IP Logged
LOL, no, I don't think you scared anyone away.
I have used a small portable "Camp-Stove" for a few years for raft-ups, etc...It works great!
Propane is bad because the fumes are heavier than air, and thus can accumulate in the bilge.
So, if you don't store your propane in the bilge, and it has access to fresh-air, it should be fine.
WARNING! If you do use a small propane camp grill, once you start to use the cylinders (the small disposable types), they can leak. Meaning, once you "tap" it, store it somewhere safe in case it leaks.
I have seen SEVERAL over the years that have leaked. Usually it is the off-brand ones. Try using the Coleman branded ones if that is the route you decide to take, they seem to work better than the K-Mart brand ones. (I am an avid camper, well I WAS until I bought the boat, LOL...)
Some people would tell you that it is crazy, or just unsafe to try to use one on a boat.
Well, like you said, if you're cooking, you should probably be standing there, or at least keeping an eye on it. I like to cook on the front deck, personally.
To those people I say, don't be stupid, and it will work great! (And is a HELL of a lot cheaper than any alternative.)
Plus, you can haul it up onto the beach, take it to the picnic table, etc...heck, you could even take it camping!
Buy a Coleman one, they're pretty good! Just take the half-used containers with you when you leave for the weekend (or use the whole thing up!)
Edited by Coralkong on September 25 2006 at 19:25