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Saw some in pix at my gas dealer the other day. I was asking about squat, 11# cylinders. They were pricey enuff! I'd hate ta see the price on FG tanks! I was inquiring originally about litle aluminum tanks.. no joy, so....

The f/g tanks are less than aluminum.. more than steel but they never leave rust stains, are very light when empty, and you can actually see the level of the liquid propane inside. Our 12 pounder was $150.
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Yet another excellent idea! From you folks I am getting smarter every day, and I can't wait for tomorrow. Damn nice idea!

For my next project, I have a magma grill and I was thinking about how I was going to fit a Tee in the original tiny propane locker, brilliant! I will just hook it to the spare, dang!
Remember to step down the pressure if your Magma is a low pressure model like mine. You have to get an adamptor and take the venturi tube off the grill also. I lave the hose connected to the T coiled on top og the 2nd propane tank in its locker. When we use the grill, uncoil the hose, step the control into the slot on the grill gas intake, turn the valve on...voila...No big deal
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A real propane cylinder or a 'green' campstove bottle? While neither should be stored below, the latter can be more dangerous.

We made racks that held the cylinders to the rail at the transom - out of the way and utterly vented!

Faster, Could you share a bit of detail of the design and construction of your propane racks?

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There is a drain at the bottom of the locker that vents out through transom. Also there is significant open air passage slot, about 2" x 36" opening. It was designed as a "wet" locker. Aluminum tanks will be required. Thankfully the original is aluminum so I only have to buy one.
Exactly where is this "2" X 36" air passage slot" and where does it open to ?
Is this a european boat ?
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We simply took some 3/8" or 1/2" SS tubing and bent a circle that the bottom ring of the tank fit into, with extended arms as shown below... the vertical sections were attached the the pushpit upright with SS hose clamps. We used bungee cords to hold the tanks down on the 'hoops' but you could easily fashion something more solid... sorry for crude sketch...

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Re: Storing spare propane tank

The main reason you don't want propane inside is that it is heavier than air, so in the event of a leak or heat expansion it will roll down to the deepest part of the bilge and stay there until it is removed, or and electrical switch triggers it.
The only way I know of removing it is to adapt an engine room blower with a long hose to vacuum it out.
shop vacs are likely to explode.
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Saw some in pix at my gas dealer the other day. I was asking about squat, 11# cylinders. They were pricey enuff! I'd hate ta see the price on FG tanks! I was inquiring originally about litle aluminum tanks.. no joy, so....
When compared to the Manchester Aluminum tanks, the composite versions from Lite Cylinder were MUCH cheaper. They seem a bit higher than steel.

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Exactly where is this "2" X 36" air passage slot" and where does it open to ?
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This pic is with the transom up. You can see the two vent holes down low. One vent is for the propane locker, the other is for the wet locker. Right behind the opening in the transom is a 2" x 36" gap for ventilation of the wet locker.


In this pic with the transom down, you can see the wet locker. To the left of the wet locker is the propane locker that holds one bottle.

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Holy cr$p, that is cool, and cheaper, wow



This is exactly why I love SN, never would of thunk it!!!!!!!!
two problems with these cylinders
one they cannot be requalified like steel and aluminum cylinders they have to be pressure tested and that costs more to do.
two they are only have a 15 year life cycle and need to be taken out of service
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two problems with these cylinders
one they cannot be requalified like steel and aluminum cylinders they have to be pressure tested and that costs more to do.
two they are only have a 15 year life cycle and need to be taken out of service
It seems that my steel tanks at home are only certified for ten years. When I went to make a recent fill on one of my older tanks and they would not fill it because is was over 10 years old. Maybe there is a way to re-certify it?
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