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Old 16-04-2014, 07:30   #1
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Aluminum LPG tank Placement

I am looking at a Morgan 454 converting to LPG with tanks placed in open tank holders off the stainless stern rail. Are there problems with exposed tanks in this set-up?
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Old 16-04-2014, 08:11   #2
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Re: Aluminum LPG tank Placement

Generally not recommended offshore as a large wave could rip them off the push pit. Probably ok for lakes and coastal sailing though.
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Re: Aluminum LPG tank Placement

That's where mine is mounted. If a wave rips it off it will be the least of my worries. Seriously I have a bracket made by suremarine.com and it's very sturdy. I've had mine for several years and I'm very happy with it.
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Re: Aluminum LPG tank Placement

azsailor12 ... very good point ... and yet, that's where people still mount all their expensive solar panels ... go figure.
Obviously they've never taken a large following wave
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Re: Aluminum LPG tank Placement

With the exposed tanks where do you place the solenoid?
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Re: Aluminum LPG tank Placement

A friend has two small tanks mounted on his stern. He just made darned sure that the hose entrance to the hull were properly sealed. I don't know where he put his solenoid, but it is most likely inside.
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Re: Aluminum LPG tank Placement

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T...Seriously I have a bracket made by suremarine.com and it's very sturdy....
Jim, I could not find the mounting bracket on their site, do you have a link or picture of it?
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