I'm finishing a 44 foot trimaran
and had originally planned to use two of the deck
hatches for the new fiberglass propane tanks
. Hey, neat! light weight, non rusting and cheaper than aluminum
. Great right? Well, maybe. The size I wanted has to be mounted vertically. There are some larger tanks
, like the ones made for forklifts, but they are designed to supply liquid propane
and designed so they draw off of the bottom. I can make the hatches big enough to lay the tanks horizontally, but can they be turned so they draw propane vapor, or not. I'm not thrilled with the idea of taking out the brass valves and modifying them. Anyone have dealings with these?