View Full Version : Holding down the gas can?

08-18-2009, 09:27 PM
How should outboard gas can be secured? I heard they should not be?

08-18-2009, 09:34 PM
Always kept mine in a vented above-deck locker. Not strapped down, but definitely confined in place. And the locker made a good seat.

Bill Huson
08-19-2009, 06:33 AM
I've never strapped one down. Figure if you have a fire onboard you can grab the can and toss it overboard.

08-19-2009, 07:13 AM
I think to just aluminium angle or small strips of wood scewed down to keep it from sliding about would do the trick, unless its in such a place that it can be lost over board.

08-19-2009, 07:54 AM
Best to install in an accessable location. Can use a nylon tie down strap, with 3/4" contoured blocks/ chocks, to keep from slipping around.

08-19-2009, 08:07 AM
seem pretty quick to answer your own ?

08-19-2009, 09:45 AM
Always used bungees when necessary. Never heard anything about not securing 'em...

08-19-2009, 09:57 AM
I've always strapped or tied or bungeed or otherwise appropriately secured them. Less tank movement equals less wear & tear on the fuel line and fittings, less potential headache is a good thing in my book.

Short answer: Why not?