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Bob Mitchell

I will start this chain by admitting, up front, that I am a coward when it comes to gas. My W-32 has a propane stove and heater in it. The propane tank installation, however, is, in my opinion, far less than optimal. Theprevious owner simply put the tanks int he aft lazerette and ran a lilne from there to the stove and then to the heater. The question is whether to try and redo the gas or simply replace the Force 10 with an alcohol or kerosene stove and substitute a nice coal/wood/pellet heater for the gas one. I do not cook much anyway and primarily use the stove to heat water for tea and heat up stews (the outer limits of my culinary talents). I am looking for advice on the choice of fuel and insofar as someone suggests gas, for suggestions on where to put the tanks. I do not like the foredeck box option because of the need to run the hose all the way back through the boat to the stove and the consequent chance for leaks at bends and in spots that are not readily accessible.

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