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Propane Stove Conversion on 3988 28 Sep 2007 18:27 #1

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Last night I took possession of my 1996 3988.

This boat is amazingly clean and the electric stove has barely been used. Nevertheless, I want replace it with a propane unit. Does anyone have insight into routing a braided gas line and wires down inside the wall from the flying bridge to the galley?

Also, anyone have experience mounting a galley cabinet to that same wall in the galley?

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Propane Stove Conversion on 3988 28 Sep 2007 22:04 #2

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I thought about it but the cabinet would have to be custom made and no more than 6 inches deep or I will bash my head on it more than once.
The propane conversion sounds good but I have never concidered it. I did enjoy the propane on my 3288.

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Propane Stove Conversion on 3988 28 Sep 2007 23:10 #3

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I have propane on my 38xx and love it. However I have no idea how to route your lines or wires.

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Propane Stove Conversion on 3988 29 Sep 2007 03:18 #4

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I think you would bring it down from the FB via the same chase as the electrical wiring. I have a 38 so it may be different. You can bring the line behind or in back of the cabinets and put your electrical solenoid control aft of the sink. I have considered this as well as the electric stove is slow and I get tired of having to start the genny to cook.

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Propane Stove Conversion on 3988 29 Sep 2007 20:09 #5

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Fished electronic wires from the bridge to the helm station on my 39. IT WAS DIFFICULT but I did get it done.

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Propane Stove Conversion on 3988 29 Sep 2007 20:36 #6

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Have also fished wires from the arch down thru the boat, into the engine room and back up under the entertainment cabinet.

It is difficult but can be done with the propane as well, don't be surprised if you find the original wire conduet with current wire bundle to tight to use though, especially if Radar and gps has already been introduced.

Take the right side (uper helm area) lounge seat up and open the storage area. Remove the back panel and begin to follow wire bundle. It may also be easier to cut and install an inspection plate oposite your shore power inlet plug. This will help you with a midway pull if needed from upper helm to back side of your electrical panel inside boat or to engine room.

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Propane Stove Conversion on 3988 01 Oct 2007 18:26 #7

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Thanks for the feedback, I'll post my results

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