One other very important safety procedure to perform when buying a boat is to check the condition of the gas hose. Old, leaking hose can result in terrible accidents and there are many boats that have caught in fire and too many people got killed in boats that have exploded because of leaking propane or butane gas and that's not our preferred way to die, or get injured for that matter. We found tiny cracks in the existing rubber hose and decided not to risk it but instead change the whole length of hose to one made of copper. Can tell you it was a mission to bend that stiff copper through all those holes, walls and nooks around the boat to get it in place from the deck to the stove but it feels very relieving to have one more worry gone.