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Jim Thompson wrote:
> 
> The mod you described here just might make a good propane locker as
> well!  What do you think?
> I have installed a Zintex propane/gasoline sniffer device that seems
> to detect
> the smallest puff of propane let off by careless operation of the
> cabin heater.
> In two years my home-made fuel locker has been 100% effective at
> keeping various
> noxious and dangerous fumes from the locker out of the cabin
> (according to Zintex).
> 
> Will submit photos and text ASAP, and I love to trade tricks with
> fellow SJ owners.
> Do I send to <bschimme@telusplanet.net>?
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bob Schimmel <bschimme@telusplanet.net>
> To: Jim Thompson <jimathom@earthlink.net>
> Sent: Friday, July 30, 1999 3:54 PM
> Subject: Re: SJ23 fuel locker
> 
> > Jim Thompson wrote:
> > >
> > > I wonder how your port lazarette fuel storage manages to vent
> > > heavier-than-air fumes over the side.
> > >
> > > I raised the false floor to about 1/2" above the level of the
> cockpit
> > > floor, boxed it up airtight with walls and fiberglass, drilled a
> 1"
> > > hole
> > > about 1/2" above the cockpit floor and covered the hole with a
> small
> > > stainless clamshell vent cover.  Fumes more than 1/2" thick go
> down
> > > the
> > > cockpit drains.  This still leaves room for a 4.5 gal Honda gas
> tank,
> > > two 1.5 gal propane tanks for my cabin heater and lots of tools.
> > >
> > > Is this nice little SJ23 Web site still taking input?  I have
> > > installed
> > > some cruising Toys that might be of interest.
> > You bet we are taking input.  Would love to hear about your
> > modifications.  Please include pictures if you have them.
> >
> > PS: The mod you described here just might make a good propane locker
> as
> > well!  What do you think?
> > --
> > Cheers
> >
> > Bob Schimmel
> > Spruce Grove, Alberta
> > Canada
> >
Hi Jim:
You can trade questions and gossip via the SJ23 distribution at
sanjuan23@peak.org and for stuff to post in the form of a tech tip comes
to me at bschimme@telusplanet.net

-- 
Cheers

Bob Schimmel
Spruce Grove, Alberta
Canada

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