Martin Baylis Engineering is now offering a rechargeable gas tank designed to be used with a Butane/Propane mix. The tank comes complete with gas valve, recharging valve and recharging adapter to suit commercially available gas canisters.
There is a knurled nut which attaches to the gas valve this has a nipple and ‘O’ ring and can be soldered to copper pipe, this allows the cylinder to be completely removed from the boat for recharging thus avoiding an accumulation of gas in the hull. The tank is 35 mm in diameter and 165 mm in length, this yields about one hours gas supply with a No. 5 jet in the burner. Varying lengths can be manufactured on request.
A new range of gas tanks has now been introduced which features a simulated flanged and bolted ends. This is more in keeping with the naphtha tanks of the age and is aimed at the modeller who wants something that does not look out of place and is more aesthetically pleasing. The tank is 35 mm in diameter and 166 mm in length, the flanged ends are 42mm in diameter, the tank yields about one hours gas supply with a No. 5 jet in the burner. Varying lengths can be manufactured on request.