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post #11 of 16 Old 08-31-2009
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I went the other route and have T ed off after the regulator with one line going to the cabin and the second to the low pressure regulator/ control which fits easily and quickly into the magma orifice. The two propane tank compartments on on either side and serve when closed as seats aft of the wheel. It is a small consolation to have to leave the locker open when using the grill.

For me it is a safety feature. I already have a #10 tank on board,,,why have a bunch of those little bombs added to it. No need to screw the low pressure fitting into the orife of the grill its a 5 second job as opposed to the balancing act of screwing the canister in. Also I was not fond of the fitting the small bomb had and after their first use the threads would rust rather quickly. So we went the low pressure way.

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Can we see a pic of the bomb holder?

Rick; Would love to see a picture. I can't figure out what "starboard" is and how it is actually mounted. A Pic is worth a thousand words.
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"Quite a few years ago I fabrictaed a cannister storage unit from a short length of PVC pipe , whose diameter is the same as that of the short ,fat cylindes(i forget the actual measurement). I made it long enough to hold threen cannisters and used a press on and cap for the top and a coupling and screw -on end cap for the bottom.(all of PVC) I made a bracket from a length of starboard, about 1' x 1"x 1/2" with two channels cut into it at either end, which I then screwed this the the length of the PVC tube and ran SS hose clamps through which I used to mountg this to the stern rail. A drain hole was drilled in the bottom cap."

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We also have a 10-lb refillable we use to 'power' the BBQ. It is a second tank so that we never run out of propane as we cook 90% of our dinners on the boat. One of her many redeeming qualities, the Admiral is a gourmet cook.

We've had the boat seven years. I had to replace the regulator once. I called Magma, they talked about the impurities causing issues with the regulator, and I opted to just buy another one (if memory serves me right, it was like $25). If I have to do that every five years or so, not a big deal. If it happens more often, I'll figure something else out.

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Rick; Would love to see a picture. I can't figure out what "starboard" is and how it is actually mounted. A Pic is worth a thousand words.
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"Quite a few years ago I fabrictaed a cannister storage unit from a short length of PVC pipe , whose diameter is the same as that of the short ,fat cylindes(i forget the actual measurement). I made it long enough to hold threen cannisters and used a press on and cap for the top and a coupling and screw -on end cap for the bottom.(all of PVC) I made a bracket from a length of starboard, about 1' x 1"x 1/2" with two channels cut into it at either end, which I then screwed this the the length of the PVC tube and ran SS hose clamps through which I used to mountg this to the stern rail. A drain hole was drilled in the bottom cap."
I will try and get a picture of it and post it...Rick
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Funny thing, tried the regulator on the small canister this weekend and it worked. I'll have to try the second tank on the stove and the high pressure hose on the other tank to see which might be the problem.

I typically lift the 10 lber out of the locker and put it on the walk thru transom while BBQ'ing. I like having the spare tank on board for when I run one out on the stove.

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I'm having the same problem. I have tried useing a nice little 5lb refillable cylinder I have instead of the throw aways as well. I have a hose with a male thread the same as the throw aways that fits the magma. The magma won't work properly. Do I need an additional regulator. It sure would be nice to use the 5lb one.

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