Hi - we currently have a US 9kg propane cylinder that came with our boat (which we bought in America) but as we're based in the UK we switched to the red Calor Gas propane cylinders.
Due to the size of our gas box we can only fit the 3.9kg red bottles in which seem to be going up in price every month. As we live aboard a 3.9kg bottle lasts just under a month.
We've seen adaptors that in theory will allow us to fill the US cylinder at an autogas filling station. However, from what I've read so far filling these at UK filling stations is a bit of a no-no unless they are fixed in place such as would be in a caravan.
So it seems we're stuck with the Calor whilst in the UK. However, this summer we're leaving the UK and planning on cruising through Denmark and Sweden and then on to the Med in 2011.
We don't want to waste money on buying the wrong bottles or adaptors and was wondered what other peoples' experience is with the following:
- getting propane tanks filled in Scandanavian countries
- getting propane tanks filled in Mediterranean countries
- getting propane tanks filled in the UK (so allowing us to use our US propane cylinder)