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post #5 of Old 10-21-2004
PaulBl
 
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portable propane stove

One pound of propane is easily enough to blast you to bits. It is small but still deadly. In the hardware store the cyinders are never opened. They are never used in the store. They don''t have near the danger as one you have opened and used on your boat.

If the hardware store blows up you read about it in the paper but if you go up you don''t have the chance.

Bring the portable on board but keep the cylinder in a place where if it leaks it can''t settle below decks. Same goes for a gas can for your dingy motor. This is not a chance you need to take - so don''t. Boats that explode don''t have a good survival percemtage for the passengers. Friends with them that I know have a small bag they hang from the lifelines and put the small cylinder inside it. It''s kept outside any locker or below decks. Gasoline and Propane are dangerous on a boat.
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