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Re: Updating Unique Propane Tanks
Good lord, is that a car driveshaft boot? Very creative!
What I am wondering is if you could enclose a space in that locker, making a box, with a lid. One or two propane bottles and the regulator would go in the box, all inside the locker. You can buy the boxes off the shelf (expensive!) or make it yourself.
My system uses two of these little tanks. Height is 1ft.
WORTHINGTON Cylinder at West Marine
At this stage I'd give the PO high marks for creatativity, low marks for safety. He's created a sealed chamber for the bottle and regulator (good!) but without a drain to the outside of the boat, any major leak will dump the gas into either the cockpit or the bilge (both very dangerous possibilities).
If he had run a hose from the bottom of the bottle holder, to a through hull vent with a moderate down gradient in the hose, it wouldn't be too bad.
1984 Bristol 31.1
Alameda, California, USA
Last edited by MarkSF; 10-26-2012 at 01:00 PM.