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Another thing to keep in mind as you plan the 'drain' is to be sure it won't back flood when the boat is sailing and heeled.
It's not difficult to build a plywood locker with a lid, glass it up for durability and put a drainline/scupper through the transom if there's room in the lazarette or other nearby storage area.
But we too, have, in the past, hung the bottles off the rail outside... nothing else will 'drain' better than that!! You do need to keep the tanks clean and painted (or use aluminum or F/G ones) to avoid rust stains after a while.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)