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Date Posted: - Saturday - 03/31/12 - 7:23pm
Author: Doug Wilson
Subject: LP tank
In reply to: Mark Wooters 's message, "LP tank, Wind Generator, Thru hull" on - Saturday - 03/31/12 - 8:59am

I built a box for propane tanks on the port side of the mizzen. Holds two of the short tanks.
Archituthis tried a windvane on the mizzen, but they thought it was too much weight, and removed it.
Don't know about your bilge thru hull.
Mail me, I can send pictures of the propane box.

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[> [> [> [> LP Tank Platform -- Mark Wooters, - Monday - 04/ 2/12 - 7:43pm

Doug, thank you for the response. Yea, I'm sceptical of that load on the mizzen.

Ive seen several versions of the LP box next to mizzen. I'm not fond of taking up the deck space.. I'm toying with the idea of a transom platform. Really interested in opinions about it. Of course as soon as I can post a good sketch of it. I'll take a picture of the thruhull also.. Thanks again!

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[> [> [> [> [> propane -- Paul M31 #106 NJ, - Monday - 04/ 2/12 - 8:23pm

I have two ten pounders in a plastic sealed container under the back deck to starboard of the worm steering, accessible through the steering box. The plastic container is vented through the hull on the bottom. out of the way, out of sight.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Tank location -- Mark Wooters, - Monday - 04/ 2/12 - 9:34pm

Paul, I think I might have seen a picture you posted of that set up. If so, could you post it again? Deck configuration on M32 may be inhibiting.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Container -- paul M31 # 106 NJ, - Tuesday - 04/ 3/12 - 8:21pm

Here is a picture with the steering box open, showing the container


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[> [> [> [> [> LP tanks -- Doug WIlson, - Tuesday - 04/ 3/12 - 3:51pm

The box acts as a great seat, holds some spare stuff like winch handles, some lines etc. Also can lock it.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> I would build a box in the cockpit under the wheel -- Ardi, - Wednesday - 04/ 4/12 - 10:28pm

I have two 1o lbs aluminum tanks that I wouldn't like to have inside(just in case it leaks) , so the best place for me would be to build a box in the cockpit under the wheel. It is out of the way, low, far from the stove, outside and would serve as an place to keep my feet on, if I sit and steer from the wormgear box .
I'm going to build a new mizzen mast, reinforced, prewired for wind generator and deck lights under the spreaders ( just in case) as well as the coaxial for the VHF.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> LP Tank -- mark wooters, - Thursday - 04/ 5/12 - 7:27am

Ardi, are you saying in the foot well?

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Yes. -- Ardi, - Thursday - 04/ 5/12 - 9:40pm

That will be the place. I kept the tanks there during the hole trip to Fl and back tied with a line that went from inside of one lazarete to the other. There they are outside in case of leaks, easy to run a hose through the lazarete without drilling a hole( I hate drilling holes) can also build a cup holder on top of it,binaculars, handheld radio. Everything you need within easy reach. A box that will be easy removable because I don't always need them. But, they were there for the heater, because for the stove/oven I use small bottles that I refill with an adapter from the big tanks and they last several days. Propane in the boat may turn to be dangerous, not a joke. Good luck .

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[> [> [> [> Too heavy for our mizzen -- Jared Kibele, - Monday - 11/12/12 - 9:55pm

What Doug said is true. We already had our radar on our mizzen (right at the spreaders) and put a Rutland 913 wind generator just above it. We took it off (described here: http://www.svarchiteuthis.com/2010/12/unplanned-stop-in-ensenada.html).

The main problem was the torque on the mast when the boat rolled. It made the mizzen twist in it's step. We'd also just restepped the mast so there was new dolphinite in the mast step that hadn't quite solidified. That probably didn't help but we took the wind generator off and the problem went away.

Despite being one of the quietest ones around, it still transmitted and fairly faint but somewhat annoying moaning sound into the cabin as well. For us, the wind generator was an expensive and unnecessary mistake.

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