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I know a propane locker has to be vapor proof and vented above the water line but what can it be made out of?
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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.
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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.
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From ABYC "A-1" - Propane Lockers shall be:
"1.8.1.3: CONSTRUCTED OF, OR LINED WITH, CORROSION RESISTANT MATERIALS."
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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?
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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.
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