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Offline Citroen/Dave

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Butane Tank Storage System
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:36:47 PM »
Below is a link to pictures of a Butane storage system I devised for My CP16/2.  I think the same boarding ladders are used on other ComPac boats so the materials and dimensions will probably apply.  The PVC pipe is three inches in diameter, length a little over 8 inches. Cut it snug between the ladder rails so that it will not rattle.  I used a Dremel saw to cut two slots to accept a standard Velcro strap, the same type strap that holds up the folded ladder.  I found the Velcro straps at Lowe in the Velcro section.  Make the slots so that tension on the Velcro strap holds the Butane tank snug; no rattles.

If you are boarding your boat from the water, just throw the whole thing into the cockpit.  If you are retrieving the Butane tank, just remember, none of this stuff floats . . .

http://s1175.photobucket.com/user/CitroenDave/library/Butane%20Storage

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« Last Edit: May 17, 2016, 06:09:13 AM by Tim Gardner »
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Re: Butane Tank Storage System
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 06:06:27 AM »
Great idea, Dave.  You must invent things.

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Re: Butane Tank Storage System
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 10:31:29 AM »
I have added a S.S. bolt and nut through the "bottom" end of the PVC tube to keep the Butane tank from falling out the bottom when I lift the unit on board.
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Re: Butane Tank Storage System
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 08:41:16 AM »
Dave,

That is an excellent solution for keeping fuel out of the boat.

I might do the same to carry a quart of gasoline for my little Honda 2 hp.

Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Butane Tank Storage System
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 12:10:29 PM »
Tim,

Do a google search for "The Beale/Woolley Depth of Cut Indicator", one of my better collaborations.  It changes an industry.

Dave
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