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Old 01-17-2016, 08:23 PM   #21
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Your comment puzzles me. The quote you are referring to mentions glass as a sight gauge material. Are you under the impression that ABYC sanctions this ? They do not as far as I can see in H-33.
Ahhhhh...don't take that comment to seriously as I can't point to any specifics right now....

Just typically in safety, especially in regulation....too many rules are written for the extreme possibility versus the average operation.

Look at it that way and apply accordingly. If I missed spoke and every ABYC rule is properly tempered, I appologize.

My quick stab would be our discussion about propane on a flybridge being vented below gunner level...way too complicated on my boat for what it's worth...and to what probability gained? Just food for thought

Even sight gauges have a wide variety of risks and solutions...wwhat solves what adequately for safety?
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:00 PM   #22
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As Kulas suggested, Kenco make a variety of quality level gauges. We use this magnetic type at work for high risk areas. Magna-Site Magnetic Level Gauge | KENCO

On my boat, I use cheap vinyl plastic tube and a good quality isolation valve that stays shut except when checking level. The clear hose will require replacing every few years. Works for me.
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Even sight gauges have a wide variety of risks and solutions...wwhat solves what adequately for safety?
Certainly not glass
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