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Old 10 April 2014, 08:39   #11
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This is a really interesting topic.

I normally throw the SIB, outboard and all the gear in the back of my van and fill my 25l tank whilst on the way to where I'm launching.

Apparently I shouldn't be doing this?
I have been filling my two 25 litre tanks plus two 20 litre Jerry cans at my local Sainsbury's without any problems for the last three years, then last month I took my two 25 litre tanks which go under the jockey seat to fill them up and I was asked over the tannoy to bring them in for inspection and once the manager was happy with the c e markings on the tanks he seemed satisfied with them and let me go ahead and fill them both up.

But I suspect that eventually they will only let us use the 10 litre and 5 litre cans.

I think the only way to stay legal is leave your main fuel tanks connected to the hose under the jockey seat and take the rib with you and jump on the rib and fill up from there.

How I wish that I had a 90 litre tank fitted under the jockey console when I had the option.
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Old 10 April 2014, 08:45   #12
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HSE advice / guidance ....

Petroleum - frequently asked questions - Fire and explosion

and

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1.../contents/made

seems fairly well written and understandable to me.
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Old 10 April 2014, 10:45   #13
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I think the only way to stay legal is leave your main fuel tanks connected to the hose under the jockey seat and take the rib with you and jump on the rib and fill up from there. :
You're probably right there. That's difficult to do however with a flat pack SIB.
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Old 10 April 2014, 10:56   #14
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You're probably right there. That's difficult to do however with a flat pack SIB.
Wonder what they would say if you turned up & started filling up a flexi fuel bladder ( the sausage type ) around your neck . Lol Already had another customer nearby who though that i was just filling the sponsons with petrol : /
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Wonder what they would say if you turned up & started filling up a flexi fuel bladder ( the sausage type ) around your neck . Lol Already had another customer nearby who though that i was just filling the sponsons with petrol : /
Now that would be funny why not give it a try and report back
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Now that would be funny why not give it a try and report back
No doubt someone will think its a lifejacket : ) Theres only a few pump nozzles that fit down the neck in my area too ,most are a tad too large its easier just using a funnel.
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Now that would be funny why not give it a try and report back
I have a 150 L tank you can put some fuel in if you like.
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I have a 150 L tank you can put some fuel in if you like.
How can that be funny
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