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Old 02-27-2011, 07:46 PM   #11
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Folks; what about storing these propane tanks? Are you all suggesting them being stored in the engine compartment? I've been told the propane gas can "settle" in the bilge area and the risk for a "kaboom" is high if you do that. I mounted my Magma (Newport Model I believe) on the grab rail off the transom and use the disposable 1 lb cannisters but they can get expensive and they're not very environmentally-friendly after they're empty. It would be great to have a more "permanent" mounting system with a hose going into the valve instead of the dozens of cannisters we buy every season.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:41 PM   #12
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well...that is a problem..but propane has to be out of the bottle to settle into an engine bay.....do I suggest you store it in the engine bay??...nope...not in the least...I store mine in the aft transom locker in an igloo cooler....I suggest you find a place to store yours either in the salon or a stowage locker in either the transom locker where you put your pwr cord..or...in the cockpit seating stowage...NEVER ever stow it in the engine bay....


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Old 02-27-2011, 11:52 PM   #13
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You can refill the 1 pound green bottles at home with the adapter and hose connected to a 20 pound bottle. Taat equates to roughly $1 per little bottle, not counting the cost of the hose.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:50 PM   #14
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Glad we all think alike on storing propane tanks in the engine compartment, SeaPuppy! Dronthelake I never even THOUGHT one could refill the little, green 1 lb propane bottles but I suppose it's possible!
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