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Old 10-02-2020, 22:41   #1
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Cal 29 new propane install

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Re: Cal 29 new propane install

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ken.

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Re: Cal 29 new propane install

I came across a Cal 2-29 many years ago that had been fitted for propane. I was interested as our boat--than a 1976 Cal 2-29--was fitted for CNG which was very difficult to find once we relocated to Florida. In the Cal with propane, the owner had installed a small locker against the inside face of the transom, behind the wheel, to hold one of the smaller propane bottles. A drain tube ran from the bottom of the locker to the cockpit drain at the bottom of the transom. The locker was fitted with a solenoid valve with the wiring, and a fuel line, running to the yacht's interior through the starboard cockpit locker and then under the starboard quarter berth to the stove alcove with a manual control valve under the berth. IIRC, the tubing for the gas had a woven wire "armor" sheath to protect the flex tube within. The solenoid control was on the berth side of the face of the stove alcove with a gas "sniffer" mounted under the stove itself and another in the cockpit locker. Lastly, the bottle locker had a nice padded lid that made a convenient seat for a helmsman behind the wheel.


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