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Only one tank is plumbed

My P323 has only one tank plumbed. The other is merely storage for the spare tank. The port tank has a copper line coming from the top out the propane compartment right through to the galley behind the oven. There is a manual shutoff behind the oven.

The original setup had some sort of antiquated liquid leak detector attached aft of the regulator before leaving the propane compartment. Last year I had a modern (Trident) solonoid switch installed in place of the leak detector.

Also, bear in mind that my vessel is hull #2. I have learned that many improvemnts were made along the way.

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Original was not flexible pigtail

Jim: The original setup did not have a flexible pigtail. It is now flexible hose and a new regulator. That 5lb tank lasts a whole season for me, so I use the spare propane locker to store a couple of the little green canisters for the grill.

Boatpoker:

The new install was done professionally as I did not trust myself to do it.

If the surveyor that I hired knew what he was doing, I probably wouldn't have purchased the boat. I should have known better when he kept telling me: "If I stay here long enough, the boat will talk to me.... I will learn a lot about it!"

Many things have now been corrected at much expense.
I love the boat. Better yet, the admiral likes it so much better than our 1986 Catalina 30 -- so we will keep improving it!

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One of these days, I need to post some photos

Jim:

If I ever get around to it, I will post some photos. We have had the boat for 2 summers. Since then added new PHC head, S1 autopilot, ST60 tridata, Bimini, new cushions, 2 sets of 45 foot chain for the ground tackle, new stereo, and lots of repairs including the solenoid switch/regulator.

Can you believe that the boat had only 5 feet of chain when I purchased it?

The stereo was an original AM cassette (no FM). The speakers were those famous Jenson Triaxials from the 70's. The speakers disintegrated when I pulled them out -just turned to dust!

Next project is a new headliner. The original had some buckling from previous leaks. I took a panel down a few weeks ago and found that it was constructed of old fashioned wall paneling with either vinyl or contact paper laminated to it. It also disintegrated into powder and flakes when I pulled it down.

Wiring will be after that.

My boat, being one of the first also has a pull down sink in the head. I think most others have a swing out sink.

Fairwinds,

Mike
 
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