OK - I did it! And it was much, much, much easier than I was anticipating! YAY!
- but I wonder if our layout is different to yours? We have a the stove at the front of the cabin
, and it is the sink and drainage area that backs on to to the stbd head
Obviously, before I started, I also turned off the propane
at the valves (the ones we have under the sink - one each for Hob and the oven) and also at the tank.
Anyway - I first tried removing the draw - no access there.
in the under sink cupboard - no access there.
For the 3 burner hob unit
Actually - all I needed to do was remove the corner screws from the top of the 3 burner stove-top unit. This then lifted out, and it is easy to disconnect the Propane
hose that connects to that unit.
For the stove
It turns out that the stainless trim we had around ours was what the stove is also screwed to - so removing the screws from the trim (easy, that is all on the outside), the stove then just pulls out. The propane hose isn't long enough (on our boat) to pull the unit all the way out, so having removed the hob unit made this easy to reach in to disconnect the propane hose from the oven
The worst part of the whole job is the awful realization that I'd have to deal with years of dirt, dust and grime and clean it all before I installed the new units. Yuk!
As I realize others have different vintages and possibly layouts so I've posted a pic of ours in the throws of being removed. (But it seems they've been turned on their side - I guess You get the idea!)