Ugh this is not something I even want to consider to be a possibility! However from what I have read it is something that we need to be aware of and prevention is definitely better than an explosion!


  • Gas bottles should be located in a dedicated locker and should be well secured (refer to capsize!)
  • Ensure gas is turned off at the bottle after use
  • Install a gas detector – the sensor should be in the lowest part of the boat
  • Do a visual check of all hoses and regulators


  • Gas detector
  • Fire extinguishers & fire blanket


  • If you smell gas – check that the cylinder is switched off
  • Do not light any sparks or use electricity
  • Ventilate the boat – lift the floor boards, wave your hands around to disperse the gas
  • Then find the source of the leak and deal with it!

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