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Re: compressed natural gass
Here in Vancouver BC we're told it's simple.. basically a $20 exchange for a filled cylinder, and two cylinders will last a couple of months. This from current users, it does fly in the face of anecdotal info, and CNG will be difficult to find outside of major centers. However for the average coastal cruiser if you can leave port with a two month supply that really shouldn't be an issue either.
I agree that the #2000 psi bottle is probably lower risk that the use of propane itself, though we've been using propane safely for a long time. Some of the boats we've been shopping lately have been CNG equipped and now I'm thinking it would be less of a problem than originally felt.
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