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Old 10-10-2017, 10:09   #1
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Propane adaptations

We cruised last winter from the USVI to St. Lucia. This year we plan to work our way down to Trinidad. How do cruisers adapt to the variety of propane bottles/fittings? We got by but just. We have two tanks. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: Propane adaptations

You make up "pig tails" to go from their system into your tank. You will then have to get rid of them some time later, presumably when the circumnavigation is over.

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Re: Propane adaptations

Hhhmm.. We cruised from the BVI to Grenada last year and NEVER had an issue with connections. The only place that couldn't fill our 2 standard 20lb propane bottle was in Martinique. However, there was someone there that did it "under the table" if in an emergency. It wasn't an issue since St. Lucia was 25 miles south and propane was readily available in Rodney bay.

I'm not sure where in the Caribbean you are cruising that you are having trouble filling standard North American bottles?
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