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Old 12 April 2006, 20:39   #1
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Spare fuel tank for inflatables

Found this nifty little tank in a magazine the other day and seemed like a handy way to carry some backup fuel.
Contoured to fit in the nose of the tubes it would be great as main tank for a SIB or reserve supply for a RIB.
Holds 6 gallons and comes complete with carry handle .
Anyone got one of these and are they any good?
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Old 12 April 2006, 20:54   #2
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todd bow tank

hiya limey d,
i've also got one of those tanks and found it good for balancing the weight in my rib, esp. for solo trips. quality seems top notch
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Old 13 April 2006, 09:32   #3
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Anybody found an online supplier?

Failing that, how much was it going for in the magazine limeydal?
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West Marine has them in the US.

Believe they are made by Todd Enterprises. Manufacturers Part Number, if you want to search out a local supplier, is P97-1566.


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Old 13 April 2006, 19:11   #5
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catalog price $95.00 in USA but not sure if they are available from UK source
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I like the idea and the shape. but with that up in the Bow the fuel line will have to be extended to reach it. Plus the bow in ,my SIb, slopes up pretty steep so it would need securing in well so it didn't slide back down the boat.
Would be good to have the wieght up there when alone .
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http://www.toddusa.com/browse.aspx?cid=54 their locker looks good too, could have a use for one of the tanks, need to check space on the boat. Looks like only sold in USA but have sent email to see if will send to UK and cost to do.
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online supplier of todd bow tank

i ordered mine from adam at http://www.inflatableboats.com/, an outfit in oregon. their price would probably be less than $100 delivered to the UK.
they sold me one for $71 delivered to california 3 weeks ago. they definitely need to be strapped to prevent them from sliding around.
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