Propane Locker - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 04-09-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
windship has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Propane Locker

I know a propane locker has to be vapor proof and vented above the water line but what can it be made out of?
Thanks,

Dennis
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-09-2004
DelmarRey's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 258
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
DelmarRey is on a distinguished road
Propane Locker

It can be made of paper meche''(sp) if you so choose. The main reason for a locker is to retain the vessel from moving around, keep it from exposure in the weather and give it a place to store above decks.
Propane is heavier than air and will settle in low places. The vent tube or whatever should be directed over the side.
If there is a fan, it should be sparkless (sealed) and blow into the locker forcing the vapors out the vent.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-10-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
angiewilson is on a distinguished road
Propane Locker

and catch any escaped fuel. It is pretty simple to make one out of plywood and then glass the seams/encapsalate the box with epoxy resin. Spurr''s "Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat" and Casey''s "This Old Boat" both have plans for a propane locker. Good luck.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-12-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 552
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
GordMay is on a distinguished road
Propane Locker

From ABYC "A-1" - Propane Lockers shall be:
"1.8.1.3: CONSTRUCTED OF, OR LINED WITH, CORROSION RESISTANT MATERIALS."
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-12-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,294
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 11
capttb is on a distinguished road
Propane Locker

Camper & motorhome manufacturers use thin AL. or Galvanized boxes designed to vent thru the door, if it didn''t have to be real structurally sound could maybe do something lightweight like this or maybe one of the plastics?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 04-13-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
windship has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Propane Locker

Thanks for the replies.
I''ll build it out of marine plywood, glass the inside, perm mount it in my sail locker and vent it through the stbd. quarter.
Thx,

Dennis
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Propane Locker windship Gear & Maintenance 0 04-09-2004 03:24 PM
propane fuel canisters oneprcnt General Discussion (sailing related) 10 02-15-2003 07:45 PM
anchor windlass inside the locker?? zxcvb649 Gear & Maintenance 1 01-29-2003 11:44 PM
Propane system question JIO Gear & Maintenance 5 08-14-2002 04:34 AM
Propane Tank Refit tjack Gear & Maintenance 1 05-02-2002 06:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:31 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012