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Aaron Norlund


A propane box out on the boomkin could work, bit I think it would be awkward as you'd have to build something to keep it above the rudder cheeks and tiller. A better route would be to have a stern pulpit made (or buy one from Bud), that includes exterior mounts for your propane tanks. This frees up the area around the boomkin for you to get to a windvane, stern anchor, generator platform, dinghy, etc...

As for running the hose, it's mostly a matter of running it along sturdy things (pulpit, boomkin), and preferably on the underside where there will be less sun. Outside, I think it's smart to put it inside a sacrificial hose so the actual propane hose isn't being consumed by UV rays. We drilled a hole inboard on the bulwark on the port side, where the caprail comes down to deck level. Right now, I have a propane tank seized to the boom gallows, but when we get our new boomkin and pulpit (that will have a seat for both tacks molded into the rail), I'll run the hose back to where the propane tanks will be mounted (port side, outboard on the boomkin/pulpit in porpose-made brackets to hold to 10lb round tanks.)

Hope this helps!
Aaron N.

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