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Old 16-09-2014, 19:21   #1
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Gas Through Deck Fitting

I watched a video of a Discovery 57 yacht (very nice). One of the features the host pointed out is a fitting on the rear of the deck by the toe rail where the owner can connect a BBQ. Obviously the fitting is connected on the underside to the propane system.

I was very intrigued by this as it gives the sailor an easy method to connect the BBQ to the ship's gas supply but also the BBQ can be removed and stowed while underway.

Does anyone know where to buy these or what they are called?
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Old 16-09-2014, 20:06   #2
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Re: Gas Through Deck Fitting

The one in your pic looks like it is a couple of brass fittings put together. Quick release fittings are popular with the RV crowd and they are all over eBay, Amazon and the web. Most look like a compressor hose fitting.
https://www.google.com/search?q=quic...ed=0CAcQ_AUoAg
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Re: Gas Through Deck Fitting

The one thing I don't like is it looks like it would be easy for a rope to catch on it or accidentally get kicked. I would suggest is to make sure the location to avoid it getting broken off. I would also consider a shut off valve in easy reach just for that line.
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Old 17-09-2014, 07:04   #4
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Re: Gas Through Deck Fitting

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The one in your pic looks like it is a couple of brass fittings put together. Quick release fittings are popular with the RV crowd and they are all over eBay, Amazon and the web. Most look like a compressor hose fitting.
https://www.google.com/search?q=quic...ed=0CAcQ_AUoAg
Thanks. I realize they are out there, somewhere. I am having trouble finding them on eBay or Google. I particularly like this model because it has a cap.

Does anyone know what this is called or where to buy it?
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The one thing I don't like is it looks like it would be easy for a rope to catch on it or accidentally get kicked. I would suggest is to make sure the location to avoid it getting broken off. I would also consider a shut off valve in easy reach just for that line.
Yes, I would plan to install a shut off valve on the underside. Ii would be off when not in use. And should it leak, it will leak into the vented propane locker. On the Amel, the propane locker is built into the portside aft of the vessel. The locker has access to the underside of the toe rail at that point. This would be an ideal place to install the fitting, if I can find one.
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Re: Gas Through Deck Fitting

I am still trying to find one of these. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Gas Through Deck Fitting

propanegear.com/fittings

They have all sorts of fittings including caps of various sizes. They should be able to put together what you need.
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propanegear.com/fittings

They have all sorts of fittings including caps of various sizes. They should be able to put together what you need.
Thanks FSMike. I could put something together. However, I am really hoping someone can identify the fitting in the photo.
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Re: Gas Through Deck Fitting

Why not contact DISCOVERY Yachts, and ask them?
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Why not contact DISCOVERY Yachts, and ask them?
I have tried to email them several times. They did not respond.
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Re: Gas Through Deck Fitting

Looks like a toe/line catcher to me!
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