UK Stirling boats are fuelled from gas cylinders.
have been using Propane gas. Butane does not supply as much
happens when the gas bottle is nearly empty?
the heat supply to the burner slowly fades.
And with it, the
engine power slowly fades.
the regulator will regulate and compensate for falling pressure”.
The experience is that
the gas bottle empties, ice can form around the outside of the
is a very clear indicator of the level of the liquid gas
colder the gas bottle becomes, the slower the liquid gas boils and
engine power just fades away – And this takes many minutes.
It is not quick.
solution is to circulate the engine cooling water over the metal
of the gas bottle.
prevents ice forming and keeps the gasification process
bonus is that we can now circulate chilled water around the engine
result is that the engine power is slightly enhanced rather than
engine power is maintained right down to the gas bottle being
then fails quite quickly. Seconds.
it is time to change the gas bottle.
do carry a second gas bottle?
not just Andrew Hall reporting this.
you listen to Peter Lynn’s description of his boat, he too
describes how the engine cooling water is circulated around the
and listen, to the