I am currently installing a new gas system on my newly acquired Twister, Arran Comrade. I have opted to mount the gas bottle on the rear deck. Any comments or advice?
I have been reading all the input about gas installations, particularly where the gas bottles are sited inside the cockpit lockers. The consensus seems to be that drainage pipes out through the transom (some distance and little drop) and via the immediate hull causes water ingress and other problems.
On TAILTWISTER I have made up a glass fibre box with a loose fitting top, sited as close under the starboard cockpit seat as will allow the gas bottles to be put in and removed, and right against the bulkhead to the main cabin. A drain is sited in the bottom and runs out through the hull just above the waterline. While standing at the starboard mounted cooker a six inch cut-out in the bulkhead allows one to put a hand into the gas container and turn the in-use bottle on and off. I have NEVER had any water back-feeding into the box nor had any problems with spilt gas.
Watch this space for the 'boom'........
George. I've just taken gas off Carronade and have the semi-circular "feet" used to locate the bottles (1 each side originally). Yours when we get to meet ref. sprayhood if any help. Also got a through deck gas fitting if I can get it out.