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Old 10-09-2014, 19:13   #16
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If you were actually a cruiser, you would know, you don't trade in your tank for a pristine one. Not only that, you would know how how much trouble you go through to get a tank filled.
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What is the standard size tank on a boat? 11 lb?
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Old 10-09-2014, 21:47   #19
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:12   #21
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If you were actually a cruiser, you would know, you don't trade in your tank for a pristine one. Not only that, you would know how how much trouble you go through to get a tank filled.
Ignoring the insult for the moment, the least inexpensive way to replace tank that's rusted or otherwise in need of replacement is to exchange it.

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What is the standard size tank on a boat? 11 lb?
20 lb is pretty common but there are other sizes available.
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Re: Propane Tank Recertification

If you have an option as in your building a propane locker or something, I believe the 20 lb is far more available and far cheaper. I can buy a filled 20 lb cylinder at almost anyplace for $50, the 11lb aluminum one I paid $200 from Defender, had to pay shipping and have it purged and filled.
20 lb ones are steel and rust though, but can be exchanged for not much money
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If you were actually a cruiser, you would know, you don't trade in your tank for a pristine one. Not only that, you would know how how much trouble you go through to get a tank filled.
Some people actually cruise in the US or Canada or Europe as well as Rio Dulce.

In some places it's much less trouble to refill a tank and in the US exchanging the tank is the easiest method. Europe as well from what I hear.
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Are there places to exchange a 11 lb aluminum tank
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There's a fourth method, no re-certification needed for ASME tanks.
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:18   #29
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Sure, you see them all the time while you are out cruising, pristine shape too.
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Re: Propane Tank Recertification

I took our spare LP tank to get refilled in Chesapeake VA and it too was out of certification (only lasts 10 yrs apparently). The Propane place re-cert'ed it and filled in for $20.00 total

The guy said they had similar ones in stock if I needed a spare. I told him this one was the spare. His price for a new one was $230.00. I had no idea these aluminum tanks were so expensive.
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