I bought a new Propane Tank last year as the old one was very rusty, took a while to find one due to the fact that Allied Seawinds do not take the standard size tank, just a small 1.5lb one.
The problem is that the way the stern curves up so prettily doesn’t leave enough depth for a full size tank.
The owners group has a ton of posts on where to place a full size tank, but not crossing oceans any time soon I am fine with the mini tank, after all it just fuels the stove and lasts a season.
Anyway I noticed this week that the new one was showing some surface rust and needed some protection.
First job was to sand the base bright, I just used some 220 grit sandpaper that I had laying around.