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Old 03 June 2008, 10:02   #1
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Lake Winnipeg - Red River

I finally got the boat out this past Sunday. The weather has still cool and was quite windy during the afternoon but calmed down in the evening. A buddy and I launched the boat in the Netley Creek area near the outlet of the Red River into Lake Winnipeg (see maps below). We explored around the marsh for a while then headed up into Lake Winnipeg. The waves on the lake were getting upwards of 6 feet, and I still sorting out a few such as helm seating and jerry can locations so I did't venture more than a couple of miles into the lake before turning around. I marked the route in yellow on the detailed map.





Boat on trailer.



On L. Winnipeg.



Forgot to shave that morning (PFD is under the rain jacket).



At a dock along Netley Creek. Those turf tires will be used for a launching wheel system that is still in development.



NATO jerry cans adapted for the outboard.





There are still a few waterways to the east of Lake Winnipeg left to explore;

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Old 03 June 2008, 19:28   #2
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Great pics.

Are those metal jerry cans and where did you get that round top with the tank connectors from? All the jerry cans I have seen have a small oval cap fitting.
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Old 04 June 2008, 00:17   #3
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Thanks Codders,

These are the plastic military jerry cans from Scepter that are in standard use throughout NATO. The plastic is very thick on these.

http://www.sceptermilitary.com/fuel_containers/

2012Marine (a member of this site) sells them in the UK;

http://websites.uk-plc.net/2012_Mari...__Transfer.htm


The cap is part # 05381 - MFC Adapter Base Kit;

http://www.sceptermilitary.com/fuel_...ssories_parts/

Apparently there has been some difficulty in obtaining this part in the UK. I'm enquiring about getting a North American supplier of this part to send some to the UK on behalf of another ribnetter. You might recall this thread where I had described how this was set up.

Using Jerry Cans
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Thanks for that.

The cans are silly money here 40 which is 80 canadian dollars!!! They probably cost about $2 to make in bulk so they are silly money even in Canada.
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Old 05 June 2008, 01:17   #5
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I got the ones I have used (military surplus) for about half that amount.
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