Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 13 July 2012, 13:27   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,020
What Fuel Can?

Can anyone recommend a fuel-can that I can carry spare fuel on board my Ribcraft 585?

It will be kept on the deck and probably be strapped to a seat pod for our trip to Alderney and after I will use it to transfer fuel to the boat to refuel it's 90L on board tank.

I have several Yamaha 25l tanks but as far as I know there isn't a spout that will fit the screw top.

Any ideas?
__________________

__________________
whisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 13:31   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-tec 300 G2
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,013
Best thing I ever got for fuelling a rib was a Jiggle Syphon.

Any 25 litre can will do if you have one of these.

Mine empties a 25 litre can in under a minute and is a damn slight easier than farting around with a nozzel.
__________________

__________________
---------------------------------------------------
Chris Stevens

Born fiddler
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 13:35   #3
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Why not put a shutoff valve and a Yamaha fuel connector into your fuel line? That way all you've got to do is plug the tank in and turn the inboard tank off.

It's what I'm doing on the Ballistic as I've got Yam tanks lying around too.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 13:38   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW Surrey
Boat name: Lady Helen
Make: Avon
Length: 3m +
Engine: Out Petrol 3.5 & 15
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 222
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
Why not put a shutoff valve and a Yamaha fuel connector into your fuel line? That way all you've got to do is plug the tank in and turn the inboard tank off.
That might help as spare fuel during the trip but won't help with refilling the inboard tank before the return.
__________________
EnglishLes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 13:49   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: t/t
Make: Honda
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 255
Alderney Fuel

Englishles,

I don't think he will be topping the main tank with his UK fuel in Alderney, think he will be brimming all his tanks with Alderney Juice and saving a few !!!!
__________________
karlT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 13:54   #6
RIBnet supporter
 
mick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wakefield
Boat name: Bouncer
Make: Redbay Stormforce
Length: 6m +
Engine: 2x Honda 90Hp
MMSI: 235025718
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,984
These are the nuts nuts if you can get them.
http://www.sceptermilitary.com/fuel_containers/
__________________
mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 14:05   #7
Member
 
Maximus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wild West
Boat name: No Boat
Make: No Boat
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,272
Send a message via AIM to Maximus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris View Post
Best thing I ever got for fuelling a rib was a Jiggle Syphon.

Any 25 litre can will do if you have one of these.

Mine empties a 25 litre can in under a minute and is a damn slight easier than farting around with a nozzel.
'The Fiddler' Backs the 'Jiggler'..ME TOO! 100%
As to Fuel containers,the Barus Milly tanks are Bullet Proof,may well fit in the Consul seat ,and can also be fitted with a connection for instant application (if prefered).
__________________
A clever Man learns by his mistakes..
A Wise Man learns by other people's!

The Road to HELL ..is Paved with "Good inventions!"
Maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 14:21   #8
Member
 
hadd's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester
Boat name: "mr Jingles"
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: 130 Etec
MMSI: 235074968
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,388
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by mick View Post
These are the nuts nuts if you can get them.
Scepter Military - Fuel Canisters
I've just bought x2 scepter jerry cans 20ltr one's with screw on spout great cans they just fit in the pod seats not cheap thought
__________________
hadd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 14:33   #9
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by EnglishLes View Post
That might help as spare fuel during the trip but won't help with refilling the inboard tank before the return.
Jiggle siphon as well
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 14:35   #10
Member
 
Maximus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wild West
Boat name: No Boat
Make: No Boat
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,272
Send a message via AIM to Maximus
Quote:
Originally Posted by hadd View Post
I've just bought x2 scepter jerry cans 20ltr one's with screw on spout great cans they just fit in the pod seats not cheap thought
Yeah THOSE seat Pods are Bespoke..and Bigger than Standard Ribcraft! Fit a 25ltr Jerry just right! Eh mate
'Jiggle pipe' the way to empty em though
__________________

__________________
A clever Man learns by his mistakes..
A Wise Man learns by other people's!

The Road to HELL ..is Paved with "Good inventions!"
Maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:45.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.