Originally Posted by 9D280
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IF the original was a metal 5 gallon type, you may be surprised how few of them haven't rusted to extinction.... I guess worst case you could get a leaky one for "show use" & use a decent one to carry the fuel.
I would agree with 9D280,
i have seen a few ex army olive green 5 gallon steel ones ,if its those i think they were the same as the old johnson/evenrude but painted olive green , at boat jumbles at various times ,but many have probely seen better days ,
i use one of my ex rnli boats for display events for fundraising and education purposes in schools at times and the original flexi fuel tank sweats fuel,so after extensive cleaning just use it for static display purpose only and then use a plastic tank if i want a blast about with the boat .
for the oars i would try boat jumbles .
with regards to the lifejackets cant say i have seen any on the second hand market except for the ex raf pilot ones in ex gov surplus shops ,
dont know how right it is ,,i have just spoken to a contact and she informs me that a lot of ex military stuff is getting held back at the moment by the gov as the uk are changing a lot of kit and they want it all distributed before any old stuff starts to come out onto public sales .