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Seems to me the propane is not going to push the flapper open.
Would a vent through the transom make more sense (heeling does not affect the center line)?
Does the box have a lid? Propane is not that heavy. It would not be difficult for the propane to overflow the box and go into the locker or the cockpit. I wonder if this design will be any better than simply storing cylinders in the locker, which you have ruled out.
Unfortunately, I do not believe this is a suitable location and the problems may not be fixable. Is there no place to install a new deck hatch, away from the cockpit?
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