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post #8 of Old 04-22-2012
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Re: Crealock 37

Brokesailor - I'm surprised to hear there may be some older Crealocks that do not have propane locker vent holes. If so, PLEASE remove any propane from the boat until you get this serious issue taken care of (I'd recommend you contact the pacific seacraft factory if you have any questions about the need to do this).

As you probably realize, it's critical for mitigating the risk of explosion in the event of any leak that propane locker vent holes exist and that they are as low as possible in the propane locker (since propane is heavier than air and any leak must be able to quickly vent overboard). It's also critical that the propane locker be air-tight sealed off from the rest of the boat and this should be tested from time to time. I'll discuss this aspect a little further in a separate thread.
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