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Old 09 May 2011, 17:15   #21
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It doesn't appear to use much juice, I'm still on the 12l we first put in it, and have been out twice now for a couple of hours. It's probably still half full.

We are using the hooks built into the deck to attach a 12L tank under where the seat should be, and it works well, but I can see it may get in the way.

You are right of course that it would be very hard to keep an eye on how much is left.

Like the layflat hose idea, we have a volunteer Firefighter at work who may be able to come by a few feet for me to have a play with.
Could turn up some nice ally endcaps in my lathe.

Perhaps a project for the cold months later this year just to see if it can be done.


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Old 09 May 2011, 17:57   #22
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A 12ltr tankfull pretty much lasts all season on our 5hp Tosspotsu.
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Old 11 May 2011, 05:18   #23
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D-class lifeboats have soft fuel tanks so I'd have thought there'd be be some way of getting them 'approved' in some way
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Old 11 May 2011, 05:39   #24
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Originally Posted by Nasher View Post
Could turn up some nice ally endcaps in my lathe.
Starting to sound like an excellent idea now

Perhaps make up a threaded cap that fits in here and takes one of Martini's hydraulic self sealing connectors?

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Old 11 May 2011, 09:31   #25
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Is the hose rated for use with petrochemicals? Whilst they will take water under pressure, it might degrade quickly with unleaded??
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Old 11 May 2011, 11:49   #26
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Or part dissolve and wreck your engine with rubber gunk in the fuel system? saying that i can imagine it being fine as the hoses are used to pump foaming agents etc and could easily encounter petrochemicals at road traffic incidents and still be required to operate as usual

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