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Old 28-01-2008, 23:23   #1
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Fiberglass propane cylinders

We have a local marine supply that is offering fiberglass tanks which are a better fit their location on the boat; however, I can't find anything regarding pros, cons or ability to refill.

Anyone have any thoughts or websites. Or any websites in general for propane tanks in the 10-20# range? Thanks.
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Old 28-01-2008, 23:45   #2
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Light, corrosion resistant, and you see the fuel level. What's not to like?

They are approved in the US, and in many European countries. Still haven't shown up in Canada yet I think. www.litecylinder.com is the distributor.

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Clear, Fiberglass 20-Lb Propane Cylinder Tank

Haven't seen any myself but I see they're available in the states.
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Here is the cheapest i have seen them Lite Cylinder lightweight LP bottle/tank

I am planning on getting one for the bbq, they are very nice, one of my neighbor has one, they don't rust, they are incredibly light, u can see the level and they are cool
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Old 29-01-2008, 08:27   #5
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am planning on getting one for the bbq, they are very nice, one of my neighbor has one, they don't rust, they are incredibly light, u can see the level and they are cool
They come in colors too!
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Old 29-01-2008, 09:02   #6
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I've seen similar ones at Home Depot.
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I have one which I got at Fisheries Supply (no connection just a customer) in Seattle last year. So far very happy. One thing to watch for is that they are not "standard" in size so check your mounting system/location (not a problem for me). It is very nice to be able to see the level in the tank and the fact that the empty tank is lighter is just icing on the cake.
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Saw them at the Toronto Boat Show - at least two chandleries in Ontario carry them - iirc the price was around $130 for a 20# cylinder.
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I am about to reconfigure my propane set up taking it out of the lazzerette and above deck. I thought I was aware that there were fiberglass horizontal tanks but I can't seem to find them on the internet. Any ideas? Also, are the fiberglass tanks (like Lyte) Coast Guard approved?
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They seem like a great idea. Only question I would have is : Will the French or other countries in the Carribean fill them??
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I'm not aware of USCG certification of propane tanks and a lot of other gear. I'm not aware of any horizontal tanks but there are vertical tanks. You'll find a fair amount already posted here on them by doing a search.
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I think they are a great idea. Some time back they showed a Youtube clip of one purposely set ablaze. It did not explode. I am waiting for a horizontal one also.
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