Being a German boat, the stove on my recently purchased 37' Bavaria
was setup for butane. There was a cute little butane canister in the cockpit fuel
locker and the stovetop burned it just fine. But butane is hard to find here in N America so we wanted to convert to propane
. Outside of the locker/safety considerations (an 11 lb tank fit in just perfectly) the big question was would we have to replace our perfectly good stove to the tune of $1500 or so. Almost everyone we spoke to (boatyards, suppliers, etc.) told us we'd have to change out the stove or the burners. But according to a Bavaria
rep, the stove (and burners) were identical, so I thought what they hey, why not try it.
Well I'll be durned- the thing burns propane
just fine. In fact after cleaning
the burners out a little, it burns even better than before.
Just wanted to share in the event someone else is in the same position.