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Old 12-02-2009, 19:19   #1
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Place to get propane filled near FL ICW marina?

I found a place today in Fernandina but they close at 2:30 and it was 2:15 and me without my tank. Is there somewhere else not too far south? I may be drinking cold coffee soon.

I'm looking for something within walking distance.
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Buy yourself a propane bottle adapter at West Marine and a couple of 1 Lb camp stove bottles that you can vacuum seal and carry as a back up in your propane locker. When your main bottle unexpectedly goes empty (it will), screw the adapter into your regulator and the camp-stove bottle into that to keep you going. 1 Lb bottles are commonly available at grocery stores, hardware stores, etc. and easy to come up with until you can have your main bottle refilled.

I guess this cruise is really OJT for you eh?

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According to my Skipper Bob guide to marinas on the ICW it is available near (less than a mile) from the following: Ameila Is. Yacht Basin, Jax.Marina, Comanchee cove Marina, st Augustine Muni Marina, Oyster creek marina, Halifax Harbor.
and others on down the ICW.
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those are ranging around 60 miles apart but if you goto the st augustine marina you can there its close.
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Buy yourself a propane bottle adapter at West Marine and a couple of 1 Lb camp stove bottles that you can vacuum seal and carry as a back up in your propane locker. When your main bottle unexpectedly goes empty (it will), screw the adapter into your regulator and the camp-stove bottle into that to keep you going. 1 Lb bottles are commonly available at grocery stores, hardware stores, etc. and easy to come up with until you can have your main bottle refilled.

I guess this cruise is really OJT for you eh?

s/v HyLyte
Thanks for that great tip. I've already got several of those onboard for the grill.

I assume that it's standard practice judging from your OJT comment which is dead on by the way. I'll just keep picking brains on the forum until I'm an old salt like you guys.
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According to my Skipper Bob guide to marinas on the ICW it is available near (less than a mile) from the following: Ameila Is. Yacht Basin, Jax.Marina, Comanchee cove Marina, st Augustine Muni Marina, Oyster creek marina, Halifax Harbor.
and others on down the ICW.
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I found a place today in Fernandina but they close at 2:30 and it was 2:15 and me without my tank. Is there somewhere else not too far south? I may be drinking cold coffee soon.

I'm looking for something within walking distance.
am going to offer a bit of advice.. West Marine carries a small
adapter that will make your stove infill fit a portable throw away
propane tank.. the kind you put on your grill..
I keep that fitting and an 'emergency' tank in my food locker..
It has 3 times been there to give me hot coffee and supper until
I could get the tank filled..

now back to propane hunting..

try this for a reference..
www.cruisersnet.net
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