Life’s a gas.

When we purchased the boat last year, we had 2 full propane gas cylinders included to run our cooker.
This is a full sized appliance which has four burners, a grill and oven, but apart from the burners, I haven’t used the rest of it, at all.

We ran out of gas in June and switched to our reserve bottle, positively chuffed to bits that one had lasted us 46 weeks!
As part of our winter preparation, we purchased a new 13kg replacement bottle yesterday.
We were allowed to use their trolley wheels to bring it down to the boat, and then take the empty container back. Nice and straightforward.
Er………..Not exactly.

My plan had been to take the bottle in through the helm, down the full length of the boat, into the bow and then lift it into the locker.
Hubby’s plan was to carry the cylinder directly into the bow from the pontoon, this being one handed as he held on to the grab rail with the other and kept his balance walking along the gunwale (the lippy bit running along the outside of the boat).
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No, he did not fall in, neither did he drop our purchase, but it was a little awkward to say the least 😮

We opened the locker to change the empty one over and to our dismay discovered the replacement didn’t fit. Well, it would have done, except we only needed 6kg.

Of course, this made our usage of gas even better in that we had only used 6kg of gas in 46 weeks and not 13kg!
I was able to get a refund and the right size from the Marina, though they were at a loss to understand why we had never had to purchase a bottle of gas before now (14 months!) and thus had got the size wrong.
gasNow if we had taken the empty one up first……………………………………..  🙄


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Life’s a gas.

  1. Ha! I don’t have propane tanks to replace, but I’ve had a number of things I’ve purchased lately that simply didn’t fit in the house the way I envisioned, despite the careful measurements I took ahead of time. It’s always so annoying to bring an item in and then have to take it back to the store.

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