Re: Propane Conversion

Porter McRoberts

Mark. We have not had an issue refilling with our US fiberglass bottles in Nuku Hiva or Tahiti, or Galapagos for that matter. We have both French fittings and US fittings to the gas line but haven’t used the French fitting since Martinique. Haven’t even seen a French bottle out there. 

We’re a little low on the grill bottle so will try to have that filled either here in Raiatea or Bora Bora. I’ll let you know. 

Several buddies got conversion kits. But haven’t  used them. 

Hope this helps. 

S/V Ibis, A54-152

Excuse the errors.  
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On Jul 29, 2019, at 5:21 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:


Cream Puff was converted to a USA propane fitting long before our ownership. In getting ready for the Pacific, I understand we will not have access to propane nor USA fittings since most of the islands are French.


Can anyone recommend where and what to buy that would enable us to convert cooking gas to the French system. (I probably should have thought about this while in Martinique). We currently have access to Amazon (USA) as we have a guest (aka mule) arriving who can tote stuff for us to Panama. Or, we can just order from Amazon/eBay Europe


I am thinking this might work but not having a French tank to look at I am unsure:



Do I also need to replace the regulator?





With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama


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