Re: Natural Gas to power a boat?
Seems to me that gasoline vapors do the same thing. That's why we have bilge blowers.
Originally Posted by kbowen
Then to answer the "it's too hard, given the current infrastructure" comment. Do you think gas stations just appeared instantly when the first cars appeared?
And then, who is talking about refueling CNG vehicles at home? Nobody. Citing the "high cost of charging equipment" for an electric car? Really? Chevy's Volt plugs right into a common 110 outlet to recharge overnight.
A topic like this should really be in the Bilge. It brings out all the nay sayers. To answer the OP, absolutely. Propane and CNG can power virtually any gas engine. ALL buses in the Washington D.C. area run on CNG. It is very popular to run converted cars in large fleets. Fairfax County VA runs all of their cars on CNG(except police cars). It is also very common to convert generators for propane or CNG. In some cases, the actual pieces the install on the intake are the same between the two. Propane or CNG will never gum up a carburetor.
Back to the infrastructure, I would paraphrase from "Field Of Dreams". Build it, and they will come.
The Water is Wide. I Can Cross Over.