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Propane locker problems
If I read the ABYC "standard" correctly, a propane locker vent underwater on a particular tack isn't a problem as long as it is clear when you're not heeling, or on the other tack. The whole issue is accumulation of gas in the locker if the bottle leaks (which they all will do eventually), and the very real hazard of it draining into the cabin. As long as the locker is able to drain/vent overboard at some point, then I would leave things as they are. After all, you can't stay on a starboard tack forever.
As for the locker being awash, I'm going to guess this happens when you have substantial heel on, not just 10 - 20 degrees. Same "rules" apply.