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Old 05-20-2015   #21
Provo, Utah
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Regular steel tank "fixed up a bit", and padded.

I use some automotive door gasket glue, made by 3M, from AutoZone, to glue some fuel line that has been cut lengthwise, to the bottom rib of the steel tanks. This has proven to be very durable, and covers up that semi sharp steel rib on the bottom of those steel tanks. Then I made a padded (3 layered) bag. The layers are a heavy nylon canvas, then polar fleece (for padding), then another layer of the heavy nylon canvas. The bag is similar to a heavily padded sleeping bag stuff sack. I made it to use an old NRS raft strap as the drawstring. I just put the tank in the bag, cinch it tightly closed with the strap/draw string thingy. Then I put the whole thing in the bottom of the everything bag. This rides right on the self bailing floor. Keeps the weight very low in the boat. I always figured that the empty steel tank wasn't nearly as heavy as the fuel in the tank. Never had a problem out of this system on 5 years. the guys at freeway propane are always quite impressed with my tank set up. I was too cheap to buy one of the composite tanks, though I must admit the ragasco tanks are pretty trick. Good luck. Hope the above explanation makes sense.

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Old 05-20-2015   #22
Park City, Utah
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Great idea on gluing a strip to the bottom. I used airhose line, slit it and zip tied it to the top. There are no holes to zip tie it to the bottom. Gluing a piece of the airline to the bottom will take care of that. I think I'll glue the top piece too, now that you suggested your idea.

One of our boating buddies has the Ragaso/Viking propane cylinder and they are pretty nice. He has the 11 lb and it got us thru a 11 person, 7 day just fine.

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Old 05-21-2015   #23
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Old 06-30-2015   #24
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Aluminum, painted > coozied

I had enough of the 20# steel tank... purchased the Worthington aluminum 10#'er, painted it, and made a cover for it. Used colors no one would wanna steal.
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Old 06-30-2015   #25
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ofrogg, did you have to file any sharp edges off the Worthington or was it smooth?
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Old 07-01-2015   #26
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ofrogg, did you have to file any sharp edges off the Worthington or was it smooth?
It wasn't smooth, but it wasn't as bad as I was anticipating. It certainly was not finished for raft usage, but I wasn't going to hurt myself looking at it as I expected. I did some filing and dremeling.
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Old 07-01-2015   #27
Durango, Colorado
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Propane half full/not working

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I Just Got The Ragaso/Viking 11 Pounder. Was Really Happy Till The Last Night When It Was Half Full And Wouldn't Run My Stove. Anyone Ever Had A Problem With A PropaneTank Not Running A Stove While Still Half Full?
We have found that the Gov't has new regs concerning the propane regulators. Depending on the year of your regulator. If you turn the propane valve on too fast or if you turn off the tank while the stove is still running, the regulator clamps down and restricts flow.

The best thing to do is, disconnect hose from regulator for a few minutes, gentle open valve barely on tank. Should be good to go...

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