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Old 28 July 2011, 03:39   #1
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which Fuel can for SIB

Hi Guys

Bought a Zodiac Fastroller 360 activ-v and a 2 stroke 15hp Mercury outboard, but I need a fuel can for it. Can any one recommend a plastic fuel can 22L that is of good build quality with 3m fuel line at a GOOD PRICE.

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Old 28 July 2011, 04:34   #2
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Did you buy that tidy Mercury on ebay you mentioned? No fuel tank with it or are you talking about an extra tank??
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Old 28 July 2011, 06:02   #3
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Ahh OK I now know you didn't get a tank with the outboard. Any tank with the right connectors should be fine. Are you sure you need a 22l tank though. All depends on where you intend to operate and ghow far at a time. Might a 12l with an emergency 5l can be enough? A 22l tank is quite big in a sub 4m inflatable.
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Old 28 July 2011, 06:02   #4
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I'd just shop around. I've got TEMPO VALU6, 22.7litres tanks that I seem to recall were quite cheap, but there will probably be a lot of others that are just as good.
When buying a fuel line it may be worth purchasing a couple of spare "hose to engine/fuel tank" connectors as I've had problems with the gasket seals breaking over time. When this occurs you start dripping fuel and drawing air.
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Old 28 July 2011, 06:27   #5
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Yes I bought the Mercury from fleebay, went down to Bolton to collect it and see it running. Started up first pull and ran nice, the guy I bought it off seemed genuine and of good character, House was tidy too, so generaly a good sign. There was no fuel can with it as he said he needed it for his other outboard.

One thing though, is the paint finish on these outboards good as it's not very smooth and there's some bolts with paint on and some that are bare stainless steel??? no corrosion though and the engine is clean.

drifted off subject there, so yes I need a fuel can, a decent one at a good price.

Seen this one, what do you think

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...#ht_2449wt_698

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ps, any advice or tips on this outboard would be much appreciated
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Listing removed? I'd suggest you just get a hulk plastic tank. I've used them for ages without any trouble. Quicksilver do ok ones too, you don't need to remember to open the vent on their tanks either so its one less thing to remember!
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