A little attention can go a long way toward keeping your crew safe and your onboard gas appliances working like they should.
by Wayne Canning
Most modern cruising boats are equipped with propane as their primary cooking fuel, and northern sailors often use it for heating as well. It’s perhaps one of the best fuels for these purposes, as it’s readily available and burns cleanly. Despite its convenience, however, propane does carry some hazards, and although not very common, propane explosions and fires can be devastating on a boat.