When I was in Fort Lauderdale
, I went to the gas man and purchased new aluminium propane tanks
for less than one-half the price
of the same tank at West Marine
If you are going on a long voyage, I think it's worth getting new cylinders. The dates on the cylinder are important in many destinations around the world. When I was in Australia
and New Zealand
, they took the dates very seriously.
I also take the cylinders seriously because I sail in a catamaran
, and I feel that my greatest offshore
risk is fire and explosion. That's the main reason I carry a life raft.
I reckon that if I have new cylinders and valves before I set off on a long voyage, I substantially decrease the risk of offshore
disaster and the risk of onshore hassles in faraway places.