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enclosed gas requires powered ventilation
Like the title says, if you have a gas tank below decks, you need ventilation hoses and a ventilator fan. This is a Coast Guard reg--you might want to call the Auxiliary to clarify this, but basically, even if it weren't required, you'd want to do it anyway. The fan should be non sparking!! It's not particularly difficult to set up, but it will smell like gas below decks. I'd probably stick with above decks storage. Gas fumes, as you probably know, sink to the lowest space in your bilges, can actually blow in through your cabin entrance.