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While on the same general subject, these 2 propane tanks look a bit older than their purported 2002 birth date as well.
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More like $1500.
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Check to see if the valves have the newer safety overfill protection. If not you won't be able to refill them. A pair of new 10# alum cylinders will set you back about $225. ea. One of my tanks has the OP style, the other dosen't - perhaps the valves can be bought separately from the tanks, saving some big cash.
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I think its time for a Survey of this boat. What do you think TB?
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I seem to recall Zanshin posting questions about buying an '02 Beneteau , formerly used for charter in the BVIs. That may explain the swap-out of older parts. Hire the best surveyor you can afford for this boat.
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This is a '02 Jeanneau 43DS and I hired the meanest, ornieriest and nastiest surveyor I could find. I also told him, right before the survey, that I'd overheard the charter company salesguy saying some really nasty stuff about his mother.

The windlass came up in the survey - not much could be said since it was inop. The recommendation for cutoff valves and solenoids came regarding the gas system as well. But the BVI doesn't subscribe to the US regulations, so it is only a safety recommendation. He didn't mention the tanks, but the statement is "fair wear and tear" from the charter company (who actually own the boat in this case). They are doing almost all the repairs and fixing almost all the items the surveyor found! I might need to do a bit of brightwork but won't have to pull out my trusty multimeter for a while.

If I think about it, just these two items on a boat with all the beeps-bells-and-whistles (genset, aircon, etc.) is probably far better than average. I saw a picture of the rudder damage and it is pretty minor - looks like gelcoat work only and no fiberglass.

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About the propane tanks, the new valves can be purchased separately. I have done that for a couple of old Al tanks that I have. But the valves in the picture look like the new ones.
About the windlass. My guess is that someone used the rope drum to haul chain, instead of using the chain gypsy at the bottom. I am also guessing that the drum is aluminum and the chain did a number on it. I think all the newer Lofrans are chrome/bronze. The Lofrans is a top quality unit, make sure they replace it with at least equivalent quality.
P.S. The Al tanks will pretty quickly develop corrosion like in the picture if they get salt water on them and it is not rinsed off. They might well be only 4-5 yrs old. Charter boats get mistreated pretty badly.

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From the picture, those are newer LPG tanks

The triangular shaped valve handles show that the valves are OPD equipped, so this shouldn't be a concern. As the previous poster noted, aluminum corrodes very rapidly in a salt water environment.
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Alchemist - thanks for the info! Now how can I make those tanks look nice again?....
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