Originally Posted by estarzinger
My wife happens to run BoatUS's loss prevention program, edits the seaworthy
magazine, and does the claims analysis that are quoted above. She is actually doing an updated fire analysis right this minute.
I just asked her about propane - she said they get less than one per year, they get more fires from kero and electric
stoves/hot plates, but still very few, and they get way way more explosions during refueling/handling gasoline (including dinghy
Not doubting Beth's numbers (I'm not stupid) but it just doesn't feel right given the number of fuel
explosions one hears of. For example the guy in rio dulce last year.
And we had a natural gas explosion in my neighborhood last year that demolished three townhoses, burnt more, and water
damage took out more yet.
Could you ask if the Kero fires were from marine
cook stoves or house style heaters?
I did nearly start a fire once with alcohol while trying to light a Kero pressure lamp. That can be dangerous.