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Old 18 August 2011, 12:36   #11
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For fishing (and I doubt I'll be what one calls a serious fisherman), I was planning to plonk a piece of board or similar on the floor, and put something over the relevant part of the tube, such as old rug. Maybe that's naive
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Old 18 August 2011, 13:01   #12
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I find my SIB fine for solo fishing, but passersby tend to have a right old larf at me - I guess I look like a garden ornament...

You're only aware of it when in the SIB ?

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Something else to consider. I've always used external tank, don't fancy having motor full of petrol in the garage, can always drain external into car with a funnel - 4 strokes only though !
Not sure what your worry about the motor full of fuel in the garage is (apart from it slowly going off). Turning a 4 stroke over to get fuel out the top is asking for sump oil in the cylinders I would think. Not sure if I jiggle syphon is practical at that scale but you should be able to rig something up with a modified fuel pump primer bulb and hose for the volumes involved [likewise if someone only has an internal tank and needs a "safe" way to refill at sea - it won't be automagic but it should work.

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I was planning to plonk a piece of board or similar on the floor, and put something over the relevant part of the tube, such as old rug. Maybe that's naive
Someone on here uses some lino on a roll (with I think a batten to keep it all tidy - might even be Willk (if not he probably has the thread at his fingertips!)
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The New Mercury/Mariner 6hp now has internal fuel tank.
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but passersby tend to have a right old larf at me - I guess I look like a garden ornament...
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You're only aware of it when in the SIB ?
I do find that fellow seafarers tend to treat me with a little more sobriety when I'm putting 600hp down through 10 meters of military grey

I could get to like that....
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I do find that fellow seafarers tend to treat me with a little more sobriety when I'm putting 600hp down through 10 meters of military grey

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You just can't hear it over the roar! You should have bought a Honda BF2 for T/T TBD you'd be deaf and never notice everyone else
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