Re: Petrol questions/survey

Mark Erdos

#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 gas cans

#4 – I wouldn’t dare drill extra holes in the hull. Not even a minor consideration.




With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama


From: [] On Behalf Of Chuck_Kim_Joy
Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:38 AM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Petrol questions/survey


Greetings All,
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 locker

Best Regards and thanks for your time.
Joy #388
In Grenada W.I (what a season)!

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