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Date Posted: - Monday - 07/28/08 - 12:09pm
Author: Steve M-32 #59
Subject: Drain lines
In reply to: Randall 's message, "more on propane tanks" on - Monday - 07/28/08 - 1:03am

The scenario I'm thinking about is you are sailing heeled over let's say on a port tack. The port side drain line will be up in the air and any leaking gas will have no where to go except out the lid which we want to avoid since it defeats the purpose of a drain line. We want to have a starboard drain line as high as possible so it is below the locker but above the heeled waterline. I'm thinking that the drains should drop through the deck (~ 1") then maybe another inch or two of drop heading out to the hull sides. We don't need much as we're not trying to drain large amounts of gas at once (I hope :-) I would think that a drain routed from the locker, through the deck, along the forward side of the well bulkhead (inside the boat) and along to the hull wouldn't interfere with access very much. As I'm writing this I remembered that you have a quarter berth while I don't. That probably makes a big difference in how we view the drain line route. Also, don't forget that while I have a fair amount of sailing experience and know systems pretty well, my knowledge on these boats in mostly theoretical as the only thing I'm sailing at the moment is concrete. Anybody with more experience with this please jump in.

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