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We are starting to provision for our sail to the Bahamas and are needing to find out about availability of propane.
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We are starting to provision for our sail to the Bahamas and are needing to find out about availability of propane.
Propane availability is not common but is usually sufficient for most yachts. Both the Explorer Charts and the Pavlidis Cruising Guides (both of which you should have aboard) list locations/cays where one can obtain refills within a day or so if not immediately. It would be wise to carry two tanks so that one can be off being refilled without loosing the use of your galley range during the interim. Alternately, an adapter for the use of disposable canisters with your system and a supply of same together with a re-fill adapter for those could be relied upon.

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Re: Propane availability in the bahamas

Two tanks is wise for more than one reason. Should you develop a leak in one, you aren't SOL. However, if all goes normally, even two 10 lb tanks should last a very long time in the Bahamas. Presumably there is no heating going on and limited desire for an oven. I would think you could get 6 months of regular stove top use. Put the spare on the rail, with a cover, if no room in your locker.

Are you cruising longer? If so, you should have plenty of time to track down a refill somewhere along the way. I like the idea of spare 1lb canisters. Just store them in the same vented locker and buy caps for the potentially leaky buggers. Never use them down below.


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.... I like the idea of spare 1lb canisters. Just store them in the same vented locker and buy caps for the potentially leaky buggers. Never use them down below.
Good suggestions. We carry several spare disposable canisters in our propane locker that are wrapped with a little foam packaging material and then sealed in vacuum pack food-saver bags to protect them from the environment. The bags also reveal whether there is any leakage from the canisters (by inflating) and if so, will contain the leakage for awhile (although with this storage method we've never experienced any leakages).

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Propane isn't even available here for home heating! ...Dale

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I have been given to understand that in the Bahamas, most POL is supplied by Venezuela where there is no shortage.

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No, no, no, please. We aren't in Off Topic.

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"The bags also reveal whether there is any leakage from the canisters (by inflating) and if so, will contain the leakage for awhile "

Are you sure that propane won't easily penetrate the plastic?
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Re: Propane availability in the bahamas

Two tanks are good to have.

in Marsh Harbor Abaco, you drop off your tank in the morning and come back the next day to pick it up, filled.
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