Re: Petrol questions/survey

Alexandre Uster von Baar

On Nikimat (since you are new on the forum, will add lost during Hurricane Irma), I always store the gasoline “on” the deck (secure to the stanchions) never in the below storages (because of the gravity of the gasoline fume which would stay below and would risk to explode without using a blower).
Personally (but keep in mind I tend to overkill anything due to my little experience) I had 2 x 24 liter (almost 6 gallon) and 1 x 16 liter 2 cycle outboard tanks for my 15 hp 2 cycle Yamaha (I am sure this is more fuel than most other).
Just like Mark did, I also made Sunbrella cover for my 3 petrol tanks to protect from the sun.
Sincerely, Alexandre


On Sun, 6/16/19, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Petrol questions/survey
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019, 12:55 PM

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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

#3 – In plastic
gas cans

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




With best





Sailing Vessel
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

cruising - Vista Mar, Panama


[] On Behalf Of

Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:38 AM


Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Petrol


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

Best Regards and thanks for your time.


Joy #388

In Grenada W.I (what a season)!

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