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Old 02 April 2009, 01:51   #11
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I think its down to you get what you pay for though.
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Old 02 April 2009, 07:29   #12
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I think its down to you get what you pay for though.
Not always - some people choose to operate with much higher profit margins than others.............
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I disussed the idea of converting my 90hp mariner outboard engine and he saw no reason why it couldn't be done. Has anyone experience of outboard gas convertions?
Steve, you say the Mariner is a little long in the tooth, is the Mariner 2 or 4 stroke? because if its a 2 stroke how are you going to get the 2 stroke oil in it?

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Not always - some people choose to operate with much higher profit margins than others.............
I know what your saying but I'd rather pay the extra for a decent kit with a guarantee so that the engine is covered.
You could fit a kit yourself get it passed and then have a component fail and your engines recked.
How does your insurance look upon having gas bottles piped to your engine....
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It is decent kit and it does have a decent guarantee - in fact it's one of the best on the market.
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Does it have a guarantee if fitted DIY or does it have to be fitted by an approved installer?
Still haven't answered the question about gas bottles...
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I am not sure but forklifts seem to manage.........

http://www.lpg-kits.com/

Look at their FAQ. I think it comes down to making sure the bottles fit properly in a suitable cradle.
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Does it have a guarantee if fitted DIY or does it have to be fitted by an approved installer?
Still haven't answered the question about gas bottles...
Slightly off topic - I got a peek at a nice rib today, she had a GAS oven and hob fitted, and a fridge (possibly gas too). Cylinder storage must have been sorted somehow.
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Forklifts vent to atmosphere if a leak occurs rather than filling the bilge of your boat. I suppose you could have them mounted on the deck in a cradle?

I see the sight is quoting LPG as been cheaper than petrol on its home page. LPG actually gets you less mpg and will need serving every year too.
I think if it was worthwhile more people would do it.
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Petrol is back up over 90p - LPG is 49p. You don't get the same mileage out of gas but it prob works out at 58p v 90p - when you are burning 40 or 50 litres an hour or even 90 at WOT that's quite a difference. Almost 30 an hour difference - not to be sneezed at - 20hrs WOT would pay for the kit!!!

And remember LPG for heating carries no road duty so even cheaper!!!
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