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Old 05-17-2013
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Re: Coleman stove in the cockpit?

I have seen several leaks of propane at the connection fitting on portable equipment but only a couple of actual containers leaking.
Tanks belong outside the cabin and in a proper propane locker or attached where any leakage cannot get back into the boat.
Propane lines must have only one connection inside the cabin - to the appliance used. This means each appliance requires a seperate line from the propane tank (or regulator if used).

If you have ever seen a propane explosion you would follow ALL safety procedures without question. ( I was in a building that was destoryed by a propane explosion - a young man not 10' away from me was killed. I still use propane but follow ALL safety requirements plus any other things I think will make it safer for me.)

Used properly, propane is safe on board, and easy to use. I don't care for the smell of diesel or the pumping / priming of some other fuel systems and will continue using propane but always following safe practices. I hope others will Too.
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Last edited by norahs arc; 05-17-2013 at 06:14 PM.
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