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post #2 of Old 04-03-2013
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Re: Propane leak into the bilge. What to do?

Light a match?!? ..sorry, couldn't resist!

I, personally, haven't come across a manual bilge pump that was very good at sucking air, but I guess that's better than nothing. See how you go with the coloured smoke - and do take video, please.

(AFAIK, the usual course of action if an alarm goes off is to turn off all electrics, lift up the boards, open all hatches, and go sit on the beach for a while.)

"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
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