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Old 03-30-2016, 01:51 PM   #21
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"By the way since you've decided to be the safety expert ... "

Eric, can you list one source that recommends storing gasoline containers in your diesel boat's hold? Is it completely segregated from any and all ignition sources?
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:11 PM   #22
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Thanks FF, Artic Travler and Flywright,
The hold has several bilge pumps and a passage in the lower bilge to the engine compartment. So you guys are right. I just thought it's gotta be safer than in the eng comp so it must be OK. Well actually while cruising we put flamables on the port side deck but w the addition of Kero there will be too many jugs/cans to easily step over and the dinghy is out as I'm sure handling them up there is more dangerous than stowed below. Now I dono. Perhaps metal containers for the kero in the hold and the OB gas on deck.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:07 PM   #23
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I'm sure handling them up there is more dangerous than stowed below.
I'm not sure why handling the gas containers to the top of the house is more dangerous than below deck storage. Actually, I can't think of too many things that would be more dangerous than below deck storage of gasoline. Is the problem that you physically would have trouble getting it up there? If you are storing your dingy on the cabin top, just leave the can in the dingy as you raise and lower it. The can may expand a bit in the sun though, but covering them will solve that problem. Do you need a ladder to the top deck? If so, I have a SS one I'll give you if you promise to stop keeping your gas below deck.
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