Originally Posted by MBWhite
I don't know if there are any legalities preventing this, but if your main concern is ease of use for family I'd consider a drop-in gas cooktop made for an RV......................
Legalities - No. Worries about waking up dead one morning or blowing up your boat and family - Yes, quite a few.
Boats are not just RVs with the wheels taken off. There are some serious requirements for the safe installation
of propane appliances
on boats, starting with the storage
of propane and ending with the appliances
themselves. It can be done and even by a serious and competent boatowner but you need to get the requirements, understand them and follow them to the letter and you need to use an approved marine
I've never used a pressurized alcohol stove so I don't know about safety
issues or about cooking
with one. I have cooked on a non pressurized alcohol stove and I have cooked on a marine propane stove. The difference is like cooking
with a candle or a blowtorch. For serious or even semi-serious cooking, propane wins hands down. Just be sure it's installed and used correctly.