Why worry about a cheaper solenoid? After all, it's just a safety
issue. If you are really that hard up for money
, just remove the solenoid and depend on the propane
tank valve being opened and shut each time you want to boil a pot of water
. After a few times, going out in the rain or gloom of night, the more costly, dependable solenoid will seem a bargain. Much more so than the cheapo unit that allowed gas to flow into the bilge
and blow the cabin
top off. Come on now, you've got a 50 foot boat. You really need to have a better sense of proportion here. Save your money
in other ways.