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Old 05-22-2008
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If you are an occasional sailor, Coleman disposable bottles provide 6-8 barby meals. Remember the word disposable! And keep 'em outside the boat, either stored in a proper vented propane locker or on the rail attached to the grill. If you live aboard or manage to spend a LOT of time on the boat, the short hose adapter TB showed above can be attached to a 5 or 10 pound refillable bottle, with a good shutoff valve, available in the gas grill section of your home center store (like Home Depot or Lowe's.) (I got mine from Bass Pro Shop) This smaller bottle can then be suspended from the rail in a canvas bag. Saves the need to run a gas line from a midship propane locker! One can also get an aluminum propane bottle, 5 lb capacity, from West Marine for only about 6 times what my painted steel 5 pounder cost! And since the propane refillers insist that the tank is only good for 10 years before inspection and re-certification, if the steel one lasts 3 years you're money ahead!
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