Propane Tank replacements

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kneedeep
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Propane Tank replacements

Postby kneedeep » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:36 pm

Read earlier thread. Fiberglass tank that fit is out of biz. Is there a close fit somewhere in aluminum? Powder coated? I found an aluminum tank that is 16.4 tall and 10.375 in diameter, cost $177 + frt. I couldn't fit a stick 16.375 tall in locker, missing the raised portions of the floor.

Afraid base of tank may overlap raised areas of floor, also considering having a machine shop modify top, but afraid of messing up certification. Any slick ideas?

Thanks John Knee Deep PDQ34 #57

LookingGlass
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Re: Propane Tank replacements

Postby LookingGlass » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:26 pm

I just bought two fiberglass 17 lb capacity propane tanks on closeout from Defender.com two weeks ago, $110 each. They fit in the locker fine. Empty weight is 10.2 lbs each, vs 9.3 lbs for the original 10 lb aluminum tanks. Best of all, the tank sides are translucent and you can see the propane Level with a good light. They are made in Norway.
Mark Richter, Ortona, FL
"Looking Glass", 2002 MV34, 75hp

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Re: Propane Tank replacements

Postby jbrad » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:46 am

What is the brand of the fiberglass tanks you bought? If possible do you have the Defender item number or model number of the tanks.

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Re: Propane Tank replacements

Postby LookingGlass » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:55 am

Defender item 400468 from their catalog, $139, but the closeout ones ($110) may have another number. Manufacturer number is 1420-0017 for the 17 lb. There's also an 11 lb model, 1420-0011. I don't have the manuf name, the tanks are on the boat.

Just go to Defender.com and search "LPG tanks".
Mark Richter, Ortona, FL
"Looking Glass", 2002 MV34, 75hp


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