SailNet Community - View Single Post - Storing spare propane tank
View Single Post
Old 02-20-2013
delan's Avatar
delan delan is offline
scurvy dog
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Palm Island Miami Beach
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 6
delan is on a distinguished road
Re: Storing spare propane tank

The main reason you don't want propane inside is that it is heavier than air, so in the event of a leak or heat expansion it will roll down to the deepest part of the bilge and stay there until it is removed, or and electrical switch triggers it.
The only way I know of removing it is to adapt an engine room blower with a long hose to vacuum it out.
shop vacs are likely to explode.

Mako 236
Shamrock 26
Schucker 44 Cutter
Dyer Dhow
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook