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Old 21-02-2013, 10:48   #1
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Any input on fiberglass propane, good, bad, hardy?
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Old 21-02-2013, 10:52   #2
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Good. Very good
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Old 21-02-2013, 11:04   #3
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Re: fg tanks

I've had good service from mine, and it's probably been at least five years.
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Old 21-02-2013, 11:20   #4
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Re: fg tanks

i cannot find em at marine swap meets , so they must be great....i have seen many in use while out here cruising... am starting to feel tank envy..
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i cannot find em at marine swap meets , so they must be great....i have seen many in use while out here cruising... am starting to feel tank envy..
They'e kinda nice in that there's no corrosion & they're lightweight when it comes to refilling. I stumbled on them at a hardware store in a yachtie area after we first bought the boat & noticed all the corrosion on the orig. metal ones. Probably more costly than metal but I can't remember. Probably not worth any tank envy but something to look out for at the swap meets and in the classifieds!
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Old 22-02-2013, 03:12   #6
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Re: fg tanks

I picked up one at the local Chandler last summer. Love the see through capability. Can see the level of the liquid propane without needing gauge. Love it so far.
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Re: fg tanks

I sat on one for a couple of hours when I worked the Lehr outboard booth at the boat show">Miami boat show. It was very comfortable. What do you mean not relevant? Comfort isn't what you look for in a propane tank?
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Old 22-02-2013, 14:58   #8
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Re: fg tanks

I don't have any documented information but I have heard that they can't be filled in some countries. On the other hand, getting any propane tank filled can be a challenge in some countries.

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Old 22-02-2013, 16:01   #9
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Re: fg tanks

they fill em fine in mexico and usa...which countries are not able to fill em???
this is important info to and for those of us out here....
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Re: fg tanks

I've heard, of course, the reports of the fittings being different in some countries, and possibly adaptors being needed or just different fittings. I assume what we're talking about here has to do with fiberglass vs. metal? Is this a valid safety issue?
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Re: fg tanks

so far the fittings seem to be same on the fg as steel and aluminum tanks.
folks i met who have em say there is no problem. they had done caribean and mexico and south america.
dont know about europe, is why i asked if you had any real info on this alleged problem, as i had been considering these and hadnt heard this....
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Impossible to find horizontal fiberglass tanks
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Re: fg tanks

They're great, no corrosion issues when exposed to salt water mounted on the stern rail and a fraction of the weight when empty, plus visible fill level. If your concern is safety, I have a fiberglass compressed air tank rated for 5000 psi. That's huge pressure.
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dulceswenos--didyou try downwind marine in san diego--they ship....
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