ASILE carries two 4.5Kg cylinders from Calor Gas in a reasonably spacious cockpit gas locker.
Last summer in south west Ireland it was impossible to find a replacement cylinder, so we sailed home with an empty spare. Our trusty supplier in Arklow was able to help.
The problem has been widely discussed for a year or two, particularly in the UK where lots of old boats have smaller gas lockers. Calor said they were aware of the supply problem and were looking for a solution.
Now it seems they’ve found a solution that suits them well – that handy size cylinder is discontinued and Calor will no longer sell or refill them.