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2 Weeks Ago 12:02 PM
Mervs1
Re: Propane Tank Mount

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Originally Posted by Mervs1 View Post
Greg & Jill
As a manufacturer of the Stainless Steel Propane Tank Holder, I can appreciate the innovation of some sailors.
If your set up is safe and vents the gas overboard and has no problem then good for you .
Greg & Jill Delezynski
The Stainless Steel tank holder is mounted on a rear stanchion or transom. Gas if any will vent overboard
05-11-2016 02:34 PM
Delezynski
Re: Propane Tank Mount

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Originally Posted by Waltthesalt View Post
I've got a manufactured aluminium box that holds two 6# tanks side by side. One advantage of a box is that you can also mount the pressure gage, and solenoid valve(s) with the tanks.

Think I posted this way back up the thread. Just used a SS fender holder to mount our 6 pounder. Mounted the valve stuff on the holder and just drop the tank in. We made a Sunbrella cover and we are good to go. Mounted it in March 2003 and it's still working great after years of full time cruising and a few years of part time cruising

12-20-2015 11:25 AM
Waltthesalt
Re: Propane Tank Mount

I've got a manufactured aluminium box that holds two 6# tanks side by side. One advantage of a box is that you can also mount the pressure gage, and solenoid valve(s) with the tanks.
12-19-2015 11:00 AM
Mervs1
Re: Propane Tank Mount

Greg & Jill
As a manufacturer of the Stainless Steel Propane Tank Holder, I can appreciate the innovation of some sailors.
If your set up is safe and vents the gas overboard and has no problem then good for you .
12-18-2015 10:55 PM
Delezynski
Re: Propane Tank Mount

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Originally Posted by SVTatia View Post
Greg, I am curious... where do you carry the 2 spares, same arrangement on the other side?
We carry them in our "Greg box" that I designed and built aboard Guenevere. See our project web page at; Guenevere's Projects page and click on "Spray hood & propane storage"

Greg
12-18-2015 10:37 PM
SVTatia
Re: Propane Tank Mount

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Originally Posted by Delezynski View Post
...We carry 3 tanks, one in use & 2 spare. ...
Greg, I am curious... where do you carry the 2 spares, same arrangement on the other side?
12-18-2015 08:35 PM
Mervs1
Re: Propane Tank Mount

It is fine to mount the propane tank on the stern rail.It should be mounted low on the stanchion and facing aft.
The problem with Propane is that it is heavier than air.
With this set up you reduce the hazard having the Gas vent away from the cockpit or cabin
a proper propane certified hose and fittings are required.
I have sold these Stainless Steel Propane Tank Holders for more than 10 years
If you still have some concerns you might contact your marine insurance company.
thanks for your interest
12-18-2015 07:01 PM
miatapaul
Re: Propane Tank Mount

Is this OK by ABYC? I am planning on building a proper locker under the helm seat on my 33, but I would like to get the heat going before that, as it is getting cold and I would like my bulkhead heater working! The proper locker (I have only taken visual measurements, but think it should work fine) should fit under the helm seat, will be sealed and properly vented out the stern. But I am not sure if it is "legal" to have the tank mounted on the stern rail. I will have a proper solenoid for sure.
09-04-2015 03:13 PM
Delezynski
Re: Propane Tank Mount

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Originally Posted by Captainmeme View Post
Nice picture Greg. I was thinking two holders, aft with sunbrella covers.
The photo was taken to show the tank. We DO have a white Sunbrella cover on it at all times.

We don't have a lot of space back there, so only have one, but we have never had a big problem with it that way.

Greg
09-04-2015 02:59 PM
alctel
Re: Propane Tank Mount

Great idea, thanks.

I've been looking at modifying my propane setup as I am really not a fan of my current one.
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