Originally Posted by RAGTIMEDON
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!
DANG!!! I missed a great thread. Oh well. I knew I shouldn't have gone to the boat and should just stay on sailnet.
At any rate, the above advice is sound. If you grill al lot, those little green bottles get expensive. But I still keep some around because I can take one of my grills to shore for shoreside cookouts.
Cruising, etc... just go get the freaking hose from Homedepot or Lowes. Why would you want to haul around all those little green things? Can you imagine the Jamican's face when you take him a sack full of little green bottles and tell him you want them all refilled??? HEHE! Er hmm, it would go something like: "Eh, mon. You one cheap Bast***. I ain't refillin all them little jugs mon. You fly back to the states and go to Walmart. It be cheaper." HEHE!
You guys crack me up.