Re: Propane Conversion

Ryan Meador

Trident Marine makes adapters that go from US to European fittings and the other way around.  They're available through Defender.  I don't know if that would get your US tank filled, but if you had to buy a European tank you could use one of these adapters to connect it to your boat.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 9:29 PM Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
Hi gang,

We have EU fibreglass bottles.  No problem getting gas anywhere except NZ...

We also have a « adapter kit » to connect our tanks to any fitting.

Cheers from Fiji 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM 007.

On 30 Jul 2019, at 06:36, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Porter, et al,

Judy and I filled our US bottles each time we attempted to, around the world. It seems there is always a "guy." I know some EU boat with GAZ bottles that could not say the same.

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:57 AM Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <> wrote:
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.  
Sent from my IPhone 

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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