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One could always keep a torch onboard. If the canister leaks when you remove it, just screw on the torch. You don't have to waste the propane that way.
If you are still worried about it you can lash it on deck where even if it leaks the fumes won't accumulate.
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the canister wasn't evil it was Neptune sending you a message about throwing things overboard
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Why would you get rep points for recommending a dangerous procedure........
The referenced procedure above is to buy and install the safety caps. Seems you missed that point.

Yes, we now have anecdotal blog evidence that suggests these leak. Still not authoritative. Nevertheless, I have found a solution with the caps, implemented it myself and others are following it in the name of safety. Why still the grudge?

p.s. I was kidding about the rep points, which is the purpose of the big smiley afterward.


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Maybe I'm just too darn simple but I store my 1# propane bottles in the anchor locker, which drains overboard. Am I missing something?

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Maybe I'm just too darn simple but I store my 1# propane bottles in the anchor locker, which drains overboard. Am I missing something?
No, you have it right. I've heard of anchor locker, PVC pipe holder attached to the rail or, as we do, keep it in the bbq grill which is attached to the stern rail - the key being to keep it outside the boat in the event of a leak. I ordered the caps because it looks like some good secondary insurance, plus will prevent the cannister from emptying out before the next bbq! I wish we had propane installed, but we don't, alcohol stove and Dickinson bbq on the rail with the portable tanks.
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Maybe I'm just too darn simple but I store my 1# propane bottles in the anchor locker, which drains overboard. Am I missing something?
Uhhh no. 1Lb canister, partially used cooking dinner. Leaking into the atmosphere (read as immediate dispersal), no source of ignition.....so where is the anxiety? How much trouble do we have lighting the grill when there is some wind? And that's trying to ignite it! I would have looked at the thing, cursed it for lost fuel and $$ and as mentioned by someone else put it on the grill, re-ignite and clean it.

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Oh hell, in situations like this, my usual solution starts with the incantation "Hold my beer..."

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The best southern way to remedy this situation is to toss the sucker overboard, grab your trust AK-47 or M-16 and blow the sinister little can to HE--! Gotta keep the gun sighted in for boarders.hehehe
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Yes, we now have anecdotal blog evidence that suggests these leak. Still not authoritative. Nevertheless, I have found a solution with the caps, implemented it myself and others are following it in the name of safety. Why still the grudge
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If it looks like a duck...walks like a duck...quacks like a duck...tastes like a duck..I guess anectdotally it may only probabaly be a duck unless of course you find its picture in a journal of Ornithology. Then of course thats authoritative...but both are correct.. its a duck **:**)

No grudge at all...didnt miss your cap point either. Band-aid solutions just do not appeal to me. I prefer to fix things the correct way. Would hate to see someone try a band aid solution that really did not work in the long run.

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The only duck I see, is the stubborn one that won't accept a solution other than their own. Somehow, when you screw a valve closed, that seems smarter than screwing a cap on a bottle. Give a little, its liberating.

I'm also certain that I have better knife and saute skills than you as well.


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