bang on with the spech CHRIS,but yesterday i had the SAME conversation with the chap who USED to certify the boats for the local inland marina,know HE CANNOT UNLESS he takes a new test just for water-craft gas!! he isnt a happy chappie and isnt going to do the test(cost) so yet another powers that be F---k upRegs are really tight,:
Enclosed locker with high and low level drains,
Shut off valve to correct spec, no needle or gate valves these days.
Not nore than 1 metre of flexible hose but as short as possible practically.
There is a spec for the Jubilee clips (Can't remember it) or joint can be swaged or crimp clipped.
Hose to be replaced 5 years from the date stamped on it, sooner of it degrades or is worn.
Solid tube, either drawn copper or Stainless and sized to flow correct rate of gas. To be secured min 500mm centres and sealed where it passed through bulkheads to protect from abrasion
Solid tube to be joined by compression fittings (used to allow soldered but I am not sure now)
Taper fittings to be sealed with additional joint compound
There are loads more and strangely you don't have to be Corgi Registered, unless the boat is hired out or used as a primary residence.
All the regs say is the installation must be done in a workmanlike manner. I would be confident in doing the work but for peace of mind and to save the potential for grief off your insurers I would get it checked by a Corgi fitter, he will basically commission it and give to a Gas Safety Cert.
Robert Dyas are doing them for £9.99 if you have one near you.One like this can be used on a boat, no fitting and no regs that I am aware of apart from usual sfety advice that comes in the box.
They do rust with the salt but you will get a season or two out of it before it needs replacing.
Alan beat me to it, they are what I use as well.
Nearly right Tom !!!Alan, you should have a mini galley area underneath your helm seat? Unless your boat was orginally sold to someone that didn't order it (it ws chargeable then)...? There was a mini sink on one side and the little stove on the other. You'd flip the twin helm seat forward to use it....
I may be fat, but I am not big and bad unless I've had too much chilli and then it can be very bad and don't need my own gas bottle.Ha Ha Ha , you have obviously been to charm school recently , as you wit/humour has increased ten fold , either that , or finally the pills are now working !!!!! any way do'nt go back to your "Big Bad Tom " ways
The Raider 640 has a great one Tom!They are pretty standard on most Pilot house boats. Come as part of the galley kit with the majority.
ChrisP is spot on about the lasting a season or two. They corrode so when replacing, as with everything boats, where possible get it from Robert Dyas, Argos or anywhere other than the chandlery as it will be a third the price.
Alan, you should have a mini galley area underneath your helm seat? Unless your boat was orginally sold to someone that didn't order it (it ws chargeable then)...? There was a mini sink on one side and the little stove on the other. You'd flip the twin helm seat forward to use it....
Just got 4 cans in Asda in the marina for £3.99. Some shops (chandlers) want over £2.50 for them each.It always concerns me that I would want to have spare canisters with me just in case. Nothing worse than just about getting the water luke warm and the gaz runs out. These canisters are not rustproof are they? so unless stored in a waterproof container then equally dangerous. .