Re: [Amel] Gas in the mediterranean

GrahamJohnston42 <>

Ian and Judy, it seems you have moved on to sunnier climes since our meeting in Tobermory last July.
We cruised the Med for 30 years from Gib to Greece and only used Camping Gaz bottles. The only place we had any issue was Sardinia but when we asked around we always managed get them filled. We did not visit Turkey and the African coast so I have no idea what is the position there. 
As far as rules and regs go the in my experience the UK seems to be the only country that is blighted by them, everyone else just ignores them,especially the Greeks and Italians!
I doubt if I any other bottle other than Camping Gaz would fit in the gas locker on the Sharki so I intend to carry my gravity filling gear and buy a local bottle if necessary. Should we ever be able to cast off the shore lines again! 
Graham. Zephyr .Sharki 181

--- On Sun, 6/2/11, Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

From: Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...>
Subject: [Amel] Gas in the mediterranean
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, 6 February, 2011, 18:04


Hi y'all, In the last few years, spent in South America, we have used UK gas bottles. We have refilled these where possible, either with propane or butane. Most countries in South America will fill any bottle, regardless of of its origin, and where that wasn't possible we bought a local bottle and gravity fed its contents into one of our own. Pen Azen is now in the Med and likely to remain there for some years, sailing in all waters. In the brave new EU world of Elf and Safety it seems each European country now has its own bottles and won't fill those from another country. We would be interested to hear of the experience of other Med boaters and what solution they suggest. Is Camping Gas the answer? Are there countries where it's not available? Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM302, San Carles de la Rapita

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