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What is the best cooking method on a small boat?

We have a 21ft cabin cruiser SeaRay that we're taking to the lake this weekend. We are trying to figure out how to cook on the boat. Should we take the propane tank and get a small propane grill? Or hook up an electric burner? We do have two batteries, but we're worried that the electric burner will suck up too much energy. any advice?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Be very VERY careful using propane on a boat. Boats ar things that dont usually have holes in the bottom and propane is heavier than air. So any raw vapour that is released will pool in the bottom of the boat. If it gets a source of ignition down there...boom!

    Boats that have propane appliances built in usually have the cylinders mounted in a locker that is vented outside the hull. If you are taking a portable cylinder, take one that is not full and be sure it is capped off well when not in use. If you can, keep the cylinder in the shade on the top deck or swim platform.

    Source(s): 21 years experience in the propane business and a licenced gas fitter.
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  • dumdum
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    1 decade ago

    Go with the small propane grill . You can fry fish, boil water, cook exactly like you cook at home if you have a gas stove at home. They can be bought with 2 burners that speeds up you cooking process by cooking 2 items at once. They take up little more room then a brief case. And you can buy the smaller bottles of propane that is about the same size as a 2 liter coke bottle.These would be ideal to carry on your day trips. Sounds as if it's going to be a fun trip. And you are right about the electric burner. It would suck the life out of your batteries in no time.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would go with the propane grill. Coleman makes a small grill that has worked great for me on camping trips and such. You can find them at Walmart, and there not to spendy either

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