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Old 26-08-2016, 16:48   #31
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Re: Mar-Gas Safety Cylinder system

any idea on a replacement? its getting hard to get a 2+ decade old cylinder filled.
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Re: Mar-Gas Safety Cylinder system

I have had no problem getting it refilled. Took mine to Annapolis Gas and they inspected it and filled it. The idea of having to inspect the older gad bottles is really about the steel ones, which do rust eventually. The Mar-Gas system is made of aluminum. You may be running into people at the propane refill who don't know what they are doing.
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Re: Mar-Gas Safety Cylinder system

Their website shows that they fill tanks for forklifts, lawn mowers and the like, which have a very similar looking tank on the back.
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Re: Mar-Gas Safety Cylinder system

Thanks for the comment about Annapolis Gas's business. I'm trying to remember, but I think they inspected the gas tank and put an inspection sticker on it somewhere which is supposed to be respected by other propane refill joints.

It is very hard to imagine replacing this system without spending a whole lot of money to install a fiberglass propane locker and that could include cutting into the deck or cockpit to install something. That is why I posted where you can get a replacement solenoid. The American Boat and Yacht Council is an outfit that represents the manufacturers and I think that Mar-Gas didn't have the money to compete with the bigger marine equipment suppliers who were pushing their own more expensive systems.
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Re: Mar-Gas Safety Cylinder system

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I have had no problem getting it refilled. Took mine to Annapolis Gas and they inspected it and filled it. The idea of having to inspect the older gad bottles is really about the steel ones, which do rust eventually. The Mar-Gas system is made of aluminum. You may be running into people at the propane refill who don't know what they are doing.
Exactly.

i had it inspected and recertified, but some stations see no OPD and won't touch it.

I know a few stations that have a clue, and have no problem filling it by weight.

no problem now. but possibly if it gets damaged beyond repair.. might be in for a problem. id prefer to have a smaller tank, which i believe was an option at the time.
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Re: Mar-Gas Safety Cylinder system

i was going to have an OPD conversion done, but the place said there wasnt enough room in the tank with all the stuff that mar-gas put in it.

but still working like a champ!

no idea how many ABYC rules are broken using this system, but im not about to convert any time soon!
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Re: Mar-Gas Safety Cylinder system

US Coast Guard has looked at mine and it passed their inspection.


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