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Old 15-08-2010, 10:35   #31
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wow!! my 3 burner force 10 in my ericson uses 10 pounds in 3 months when i heat water for showering and cooking and baking for 1-2 depending on number of moochers in mooring are hungry.

i plan on using similar set up on my formosa--no isnt installed yet--but i plan on 2-3 of the 10 pounders. i use mesquite for the bbq, no gas. havent figured where to store them , yet--could be a modification in lazarette, or on coachhouse before the dodger, or......
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Old 18-08-2010, 12:00   #33
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It's welded to the deck, along with the prep tables and sinks
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Best would be 2 x 9KG (thats 20 pounds aprox). But they get pretty big.


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That is what I have got 2X10KG bottles. The 10Kg bottles are much better than the smaller bottles if you have the possibility to fit them.
We are heavy on gas (My wife is a good cook, lots of coffee and in winter gas is used for hot shower water)
one 10KG bottle lasts about 25 days in winter and about 75 days in summer
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If your boat has the room then 2 x 20 lb bottles are the way to go. My boat can only fit 10 lb and I get 7 - 8 weeks from 2 bottles. I bake a lot.
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I know this thread was really about sufficient capacity, but I thought I'd jump in on your choice of tank materials...

We use see-through fibreglass tanks (Lite Cylinder) and are very pleased with them. They satisfy all of the safety thresholds, weigh virtually nothing, and of course corrosion is a non-issue. Depends on how your locker is set up (ours is a rack on the stern pulpit), but it's quite handy being able to glance at the tank and know exactly how much propane you have left.

Worth thinking about IMHO.

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We use see-through fibreglass tanks (Lite Cylinder) and are very pleased with them. They satisfy all of the safety thresholds, weigh virtually nothing, and of course corrosion is a non-issue. Depends on how your locker is set up (ours is a rack on the stern pulpit), but it's quite handy being able to glance at the tank and know exactly how much you have left in the tank. Worth thinking about IMHO.

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Yeah, these tanks are great. Unfortunately the size is a bit off and will not fit in my propane locker which takes two ten-ponders. The fiberglass tanks are too tall.
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I know this thread was really about sufficient capacity, but I thought I'd jump in on your choice of tank materials...

We use see-through fibreglass tanks (Lite Cylinder) and are very pleased with them. They satisfy all of the safety thresholds, weigh virtually nothing, and of course corrosion is a non-issue. Depends on how your locker is set up (ours is a rack on the stern pulpit), but it's quite handy being able to glance at the tank and know exactly how much propane you have left.

Worth thinking about IMHO.

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I wonder if there will be any trouble getting them refilled in some out of the way place?
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I wonder if there will be any trouble getting them refilled in some out of the way place?

It's been my experience that the out of way places will fill anything!
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It's been my experience that the out of way places will fill anything!
I've had some very punctilious individuals complain about dirt, rust, and other 'defects' on my tanks in a few places...usually looking for a way to extort some extra cash from me. In the Med, and in the S. Pacific...
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