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Old 20-01-2011, 21:58   #1
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CNG Source ?

I have recently acquired a Catalina 36 that my wife and I are really looking forward to sailing here in Alabama/Florida panhandle. Hopefully, beyond. Anyway, I am looking for a source for CNG. If anyone knows of a source in my area, I would appreciate knowing about it. The PO used to get CNG in Navarre somewhere. That's a bit of a hike., but if that's what I have to do...

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Old 20-01-2011, 22:46   #2
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check out welding shops and supply yards.. they usually have compressed gas of all kinds.


or Rental yards... they probably have equipment that runs on cng.. so they prolly got extra
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I'd strongly suggest converting to Propane before leaving the US. And if you stray to far from the US, you'll need an adapter for your tank because some filling stations can't fill US propane tanks.
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i just had a tank filled at in jacksonville .. the guy told me he is the only place in Florida now that does it. it is 14.00 per scuba tank.
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cng in a scuba tank.. no way... really???


And so much for clean air vehicles that run on CNG...here in LA, all the buses run off it, as well as all the untility company vehicles...

I guess it is a left coast thing...
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cng in a scuba tank.. no way... really???
yeh they look like scuba tanks but with a gas fitting .. need to handle a lot of pressure. safer than propane but apparently not practical anymore.i read there is a liquid natural gas that is similar to propane but must be kept at −160 degrees.
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Old 21-01-2011, 18:00   #7
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Thanks folks. I'll let you know if I find anything. Yes, mine look like SCUBA tanks, though longer. As for the "maybe beyond" comment, I was thinking the Keys (which I guess might be like another country), not leaving the US. Though I understand I may ultimately have to convert to propane anyway.

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In our part of the world CNG is only in Virginia Beach at one location. It's usually an exchange so it takes two trips.
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In our part of the world CNG is only in Virginia Beach at one location. It's usually an exchange so it takes two trips.
I don't understand the two trips?

In my area, I bring the dealer my empty tank and a bunch of money, and they give me a full tank in exchange. One trip.
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im guessing the word exchange was either misused or means something different.. but yea, echange is swap an empty for a full tank, one trip...
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Nope, two trips you drop off your tank and they fill it later then and you come back to pick it up. They used to do exchanges but not any more. The demand got too low. As far as I know in Hampton Roads it's the only place under a two hour drive one way. We have one club member still using CNG. It's not as hot as propane but it still works well. The lower pressure means you don't get as much in a similar sized tank. It's just a PITA to refill.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:08   #12
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Re: CNG Source ?

Closing the loop on this...at least for me. Found 2 sources in my area (actually, my wife did). There is a private supplier in Navarre, FL. The city of Milton, FL will also fill the tanks. Neither are very close, but I'm thinking I'll only need to fill the 2 tanks once per season. Several cities in the area fuel their fleet vehicles with CNG, but only Milton will fill portable tanks for individuals.

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