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Old 02-11-2013, 13:26   #16
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Re: Propane usage survery

(2) 10 pounders
7 weeks almost to the day on a bottle
full time onboard oct -may
2 burner cooktop with oven
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Old 02-11-2013, 13:33   #17
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Re: Propane usage survery

20 lb - 3 months
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Old 02-11-2013, 13:33   #18
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Re: Propane usage survery

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Our locker only holds two 10 pound bottles, but we get at least six weeks out of each bottle. Two people full time live aboard-cruisers. We use the propane for cooking and grilling. If we get caught in a cold snap for a few days we use a few 1 pound bottles in a propane heater to take the chill off..
What he said. Plus we have a backup 5 lb bottle - just in case.

But no propane heater aboard. Living here in the tropics, ya' know?
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:17   #19
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Re: Propane usage survery

10kg lasts nine weeks in summer and six in winter as I use the oven more then.
2 full time liveaboard.
General cooking, baking bread (on stove top).
Boiling water for showers in winter.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:54   #20
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Re: Propane usage survery

13-5 kg every 3 months
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Old 05-11-2013, 18:18   #21
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We use about 20 pounds per season( late April thru Oct in Maine, on the boat full time about 2 months of that. We use the stove 2 meals a day every day and oven and gas heater evenings and mornings quite a bit Apr-May and Sep-October.
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Old 14-11-2013, 23:01   #22
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Re: Propane usage survery

20 # horizontal tank lasts about the same. We carry two tanks, but that will change when I shift to a Lehr propane outboard.
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Old 15-11-2013, 01:29   #23
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Re: Propane usage survery

we have been out 6 years - but since 11-1-09 when we started to track our propane usage - we use a 10# tank about every 45 days or 1 1/2 months - seems pretty constant - over time

now we are in the med and using butane (we think) which has a lower heat (we have been told) so we should use it a bit faster

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Re: Propane usage survery

20lb lasts 3 months, with 10 lb back-up tank for when run out.
2 persons
Stove, oven and grill.

Have used propane, butane and European cooking gaz all on the same stove with no settings or changes; no difference noted except the propane burns the hottest and therefore seems the most efficient. We buy whatever is available locally and find a way to make it work.

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Re: Propane usage survery

On average with two people onboard full time we went through 3.9kg of propane in about a fortnight. We rarely eat out. Interestingly, now we're snuggled down for the winter and with shore power for an electric kettle; propane usage has plummeted.
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Re: Propane usage survery

just me. temperate zones, 20 pound tank every 6 months including warming shower water.
tropical zones... one 20 pound tank every 5-6 months. no heating of shower water needed....
i own 2 tanks.

ever run out in mid passage??? lol keep second tank full for cruising. coffee/mocha is needed for decency of attitude on board this ketch.


i do carry occasional crew for passages, and i actually coook real food while under way.
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Re: Propane usage survery

20 lbs 3 to 4 months
Cooking and baking bread
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  • 20lb for every 2-3 month
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  • cooking and baking bread
exactly same
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20 lbs lasts 2 of us almost exactly 3 months for stove/oven and BBQ
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exactly same
Ditto.

Interesting, this usage seems pretty consistent throughout the responses.
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