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Re: Permanent Gas Tank?

Coast Guard regulations require that a gas compartment be vented down. This
usually means into the cockpit. This means any gas compartment needs to be
above the cockpit floor and sealed so fumes will vent into the cockpit and
down the cockpit drains and overboard. The San Juan 7.7 has a fuel
compartment in the cockpit That may be adapted to the 23. A floor would have
to be glassed to the lazerete just above the cockpit floor with a vent to
the cockpit. An end would have to be glassed on the end of the shelf to
contain the fumes. It can be done at the expense  of lose of use of part of
the lazerete.
Gene Adams
----- Original Message -----
From: <mike_hancock@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 11:34 AM
Subject: Permanent Gas Tank?

> Has anybody installed a permanently mounted gas tank in their SJ? I would
> like to get the tank out of the cockpit. My lockers are not properly
> which I could fix, but it would be a bit of a project.
> I have some space under the cockpit that is unused, and have found a flat
> tank that would fit. I would have to install a deck fill fitting and a
> but that seems pretty easy. Another benefit would be getting the tank
> positioned lower in the boat and perfectly along the waterline.
> Anybody see any downsides to this plan?
> Mike
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