Re: Petrol questions/survey
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#1 – We have three 5-gallon containers in addition to the 6
gallon container in the dinghy. This has proven to be ample supply even in the
most remote areas.
#2 – Gas cans
are lashed on the starboard rail just aft of the forward sail locker forward of
the pole. I made canvas covers since the cans are not UV protected
#3 – In plastic
#4 – I wouldn’t
dare drill extra holes in the hull. Not even a minor consideration.
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Vista Mar, Panama
[mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chuck_Kim_Joy
Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:38 AM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Petrol questions/survey
When I purchased my boat there were petrol/gasoline jugs in the life boat
locker (life boat is on the stern). I thought this was normal protocol and
stayed with it until now. After some reading and discussion I now realize this
is not the safest way to store petrol. I have a 3gal in the dinghy and a 6gal
stored to refill. I must say that a season in the Caribbean I saw many many
Amels. Few had any fuel lashed to the stanchions. Would it be okay to store
petrol in locker while on passage then crack the lid, prop it up a bit and let
it vent while at anchor or get it out of there pronto! Now the survey.
1. How much petrol do you store
2. Where do you store it
3. How do you store it
4. Has anyone made a capped vent hole in lifeboat locker similar to propane
Best Regards and thanks for your time.
In Grenada W.I (what a season)!
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