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    32xx Propane Tank painted

    1 can of primer, 1 can of spray paint, wire wheel, 180 grit sandpaper and 1 hour.
    James
    Kai Nani, Redondo Beach, CA
    1989 MY 3288
    Hino 150hp with Hurth 630A Trannies

    #2
    Nice job! Did mine a few years ago but kept the original aluminium paint.
    CapMartin, Montr├®al
    "Belle de Dalhousie"
    1986 3270
    Volvo BB225B

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      #3
      Did you install a new valve? I painted mine as well but no one will fill it without installing a $300 valve than includes a recertification. Not sure what that means, the tank is more robust that anything around today..
      1987 3270 135-Hino
      Foxtrap, Newfoundland

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        #4
        Originally posted by colbournee View Post
        Did you install a new valve? I painted mine as well but no one will fill it without installing a $300 valve than includes a recertification. Not sure what that means, the tank is more robust that anything around today..
        I see that you are in Canada, so this may not apply to you. Maybe a Canadian BOC member can clarify:
        http://commutercruiser.com/propane-t...n-regulations/
        1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
        2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
        Anacortes, WA

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          #5
          Ordinary propane filling locations don’t know the laws regarding propane tanks in boats and motor homes. So I took it to a motorhome business that fills tanks. No questions asked. I did not change the valve
          James
          Kai Nani, Redondo Beach, CA
          1989 MY 3288
          Hino 150hp with Hurth 630A Trannies

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            #6
            I have mine refilled at a specialised propane store every two seasons or so. They checked it for about 70$ when I got the boat eight years ago. That was in Québec. Regulations may be different in other jurisdictions.
            CapMartin, Montr├®al
            "Belle de Dalhousie"
            1986 3270
            Volvo BB225B

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              #7
              I have the fibreglass tanks and have not had a problem getting them filled at the local co-op gas station but another guy at my marina could not get his filled at the Shell as the fibreglass tanks have no date code on them.
              P/C Bob Hicks JN
              Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
              Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
              Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
              Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
              Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Bobhicks View Post
                I have the fibreglass tanks and have not had a problem getting them filled at the local co-op gas station but another guy at my marina could not get his filled at the Shell as the fibreglass tanks have no date code on them.
                My understanding is that fiberglass cylinders need to be re-qualified every 5 years: https://vikingcylinders.com/wp-conte...oRetesting.pdf
                1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
                2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
                Anacortes, WA

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                  #9
                  Good link, I will check my tanks for a date code but don't remember finding one the last time I looked and the guy at the Co-op didn't find one either. Now at least I know where it should be. I will check after it stops raining lol.
                  P/C Bob Hicks JN
                  Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
                  Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
                  Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
                  Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
                  Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

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                    #10
                    For the Canadian regulations -- see this thread I started a couple years ago. There is a difference between a "tank" and "cylinder".
                    Terry
                    1999 Bayliner 3388
                    Twin Cummins 4BTA
                    Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
                    Member Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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                      #11
                      I have a few of the fibreglass style although they are the most expensive they do need certification every 5 years compared to 10 for steel. There are many places that overlook the date codes and fill your tanks. Like anything in this over protective world, if there was a propane mishap it would be easy to see the date codes on the failed steel tank resulting in the owner being in deep crap not to mention not covered by his insurance. Good thing about the fibreglass style is they would burn up leaving no date code evidence.
                      Cheers, Hans
                      2007 Carver 41 CMY
                      Twin Volvo D6-370
                      Montreal, Canada
                      Midnight Sun I Photos

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