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Old 02-11-2013, 10:08   #1
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Propane usage survery

In the spirit of the water usage thread that got some traction, I thought I'd start another on propane usage.

How much propane do you use in a month?
How many people on board?
What uses propane onboard your boat?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:11   #2
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Re: Propane usage survery

  • 20lb for every 2-3 month
  • 2 adults on board
  • cooking and baking bread
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:23   #3
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Re: Propane usage survery

20 Lb about 2 months
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:24   #4
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Re: Propane usage survery

9 kg tank lasts around 3 months for us. Two on board, cooking and minor water heating in a propane flash heater.

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In the spirit of the water usage thread that got some traction, I thought I'd start another on propane usage. How much propane do you use in a month? How many people on board? What uses propane onboard your boat?
5 kg/month
3 people
Cooking
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:30   #6
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Re: Propane usage survery

20lbs in 6-10 weeks
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Re: Propane usage survery

Same as everyone else, 9kg/20lb tank lasts about 10 weeks.

Only thing we have onboard that uses propane is the stove/oven. We do bake bread.

Two to four people on board, not much difference in usage with crew size.
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Re: Propane usage survery

Living aboard maybe 20# 6+ weeks. Cruising in lower lattitudes probably 2+ months.
Cooking and grilling only.
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Never used propane only butane , but around 4kg a month full live aboard

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20lbs tank - two years or more. Weekend warrior, heating coffee when anchored out. If summer, do not use stove if possible to keep from heating up the cabin.
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Re: Propane usage survery

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..
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Re: Propane usage survery

Liveaboard, one person, 20lbs. every 12-16 weeks. Stove and oven.
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  • 20lb for every 2-3 month
  • 2 adults on board
  • cooking and baking bread
Same for us, 2 adults and 2 kids. We don't bake bread though. Baking is definitely the killer of propane.
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Re: Propane usage survery

20# bottle lasts 6 months daily cooking (stove, no oven) The BBQ sees a lot of use and drinks three times that (separate tank)
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Re: Propane usage survery

20lbs every 6-8 weeks on average for the last 6yrs
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