Gasoline's proposed storage
: a new vented fiberglass
locker in the front of my cockpit. Aft of the bridge deck
, effectively extending it out enough for around 10 gallons, then running the gas line on deck
to the outboard
. I have thought of welding up a stainless tank and mounting it under the cockpit sole, but would prefer to keep my red plastic tanks
... as they work as complete duplicate fuel
systems if one is contaminated.
The original installation
was a steel
tank in the starboard cockpit locker. Which blocked access to the whole locker, save a drop in tray, and had a copper line running to a transom vent.
I have been using a portable plastic tank strapped to the aft deck, but would like to get the weight out of the ends of the boat where possible. Shrinking cockpit volume at the same time seems like a workable plan in the event of a wave filling the cockpit.
So... I guess my question is: Is a gas can in the cockpit considered vented and on deck. Or is it no better than storing in the bilge
or cockpit locker...
Thanks for your thoughts,