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Old 01-28-2010
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Most of us already stow gas for the dinghy outboard so this isn't really a safety issue, as some might suggest, as long as you follow the same common sense rules. Drain the tank (not easy on a Honda 2000), run the carb dry, ventilate the tank (easier than it sounds and takes only a minute as verified by my combustion meter) and store it in a locker similar to that designed for propane to ventilate externally. Your cataline 35 might not have a proper locker and need to be modified.
I and many of our cruising friends do as described above without concern - it's more the folks who don't or haven't tried who will tell you how dangerous this is.

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