Originally Posted by hellosailor
Propane is a mixed blessing. The small bottles use a simple rubber ball held against the hole by the gas pressure to seal them, and those rubber balls sometimes leak. So yes, they are removeable, but arguably more likely to be leaking.
Almost makes hexamine tablets start to look good. Or at least, safer, huh? (G)
I use propane on board and have proper locker with two 20lb. tanks. I also keep several 1lb. bottles in that locker for the BBQ. I put four 1lb. bottles in that locker last fall, today all four of them are empty !
I frequently see small butane and propane bottles stored in engine compartments, anchor lockers and under berths !
No fuel is safe in the hands of people below a certain IQ level.