are a few photos of our installation. The 'original' propane box (as
SHEARWATER Propane Locker (as modified)
Showing the 'internals' of the propane box.
installation uses copper tubing. In addition to the galley stove, we have a
propane instant hot water heater in the head (yes, it’s vented). There
must be no T's in the line outside of the vented locker, hence we ran 2 gas
lines from the box to the gas appliances. The modified propane locker
vents overboard through a line in the bottom of the locker which exits above the
waterline in the counter stern (as did the original propane locker).
Circa 1975 Shipmate propane galley stove.
course, if there never was a propane locker installed, one would need to
fabricate one of similar size. Instead
of fabricating a propane locker, we might suggest looking at the Trident
line of propane lockers (http://www.tridentmarine.com/stage/lpg_lockers.htm).
Our friends, Lou and Jean
http://www.alberg37.org/Featured_A-37s/PIKA-Wayne_Featured_Boat/PIKAPhotoGallery/images/PIKA_Propane_Storage-2.jpg. PIKA was the "Featured " A-37 in 2004 http://www.alberg37.org/Featured_A-37s/PIKA-Wayne_Featured_Boat/pika.htm.
have seen some boaters who carry the propane bottle on the foredeck (in a vented
box), or mounted on the aft cockpit rail. Would work with aluminum bottles
or the new composite bottles..... but not very neat!