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Old 21 July 2013, 16:55   #21
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If Jambos suggestion of a cardboard box is a little low rent, why not a purpose made ply box to contain the tanks. Epoxy coated the fuel would not affect the ply.
Ian, you must have me confused with someone else! I'm very much a low rent kind of guy, and not buggering about with ply and epoxy was one of my reasons for selling my old sailing boat and buying a plastic rib in the first place! I'd be more worried that on the way back down the road with a load of wet gear in the car the cardboard would get soggy - but I'm sure I can find some sort of plastic tray to contain drips. I already use SPR's approach of letting them dry and wiping the outside with a paper towel before loading back in the boat - but there is still a smell if there is any spillage. Maxi is probably right in thinking I tend to overfill, partly because I want to avoid multiple trips, and partly because the auto cut-out doesn't seem to work on the pump when filling small tanks?
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Old 21 July 2013, 17:10   #23
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Old 21 July 2013, 17:10   #24
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Those tanks you linked to are what we use at the club. The live up to some fair old abuse being filled every week etc. We transport by trailer because we move so much we exceeded the limits allowed in a car and a risk assessment said it needed a van or trailer to be legal (no less risk!!)

Baby wipe the outside?

Shake the snake before taking it out?

You are filling a portable tank at the moment does the different shape help the autostop?
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Old 21 July 2013, 17:18   #25
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I have best results with metal cans - I like my jerry cans - only time I had issues Is when transporting real boat tanks - so now my red tanks are kept on the boat.

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Only trying to help in a creative way! You're used to towing & you could negotiate a bulk discount / sell it on to others! It will keep the smell out of the car which was the problem to which you wanted an answer.

On a slightly more serious note, there is a school of (may be nerdy) thought that steel jerry cans will contaminate fuel with rust & should therefore be avoided.

You could use 20l plastic cans - although officially they can only be used for diesel for some arcane logic I don't understand - when I can carry 60l in 12 5l plastic cans in the boot.

If you go down the jerrycan route - get a standard 600x800mm food tray & line it with cardboard & an airfreshener
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You need to remove the fuel from inside the car, so really you are looking at a roof rack or a trailer...
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Or you could use fuel bladders
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Old 21 July 2013, 19:34   #29
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I've just moved the boat to save dragging a trailer across the country with the associated:
-reduced speed limits
-increased maintenance on trailer
-storage issues at home
-fun of reversing on single track roads to passing places
-increased fuel consumption

So whilst a trailer is probably the right answer it is not a solution I am going to adopt (not to mention the purchase cost).

I'm leaning towards Jambo's solution (although the general thinking seems to be steel jerry's have less odour?), filled outside the car, wiped down and left to dry whilst paying - and then loaded into something like this http://solentplastics.co.uk/008432%2...20Box%20XL.JPG with a newspaper in the bottom (and maybe an air freshener too!).
the trick will be finding a box which is a good fit so the cans don't rattle around and it doesn't consume any more boot space than is essential.
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I have a variety of containers and always carry them in the car. Sometimes there is a slight smell and sometimes there is spilled petrol too.
Some random thoughts:

When filling cans, hold/prop them up at a 45 degree angle (on the platform edge is good) - there is then more head space to play around with the autostop.

Don't use Autostop - fill each can to the recommended max by the pump meter.

I find bespoke boat fuel tanks the worst for leaking. They leak from every fitting.

Cheap plastic jerries are quite good.

My old chemical drums are the best. Leakproof at every angle.

You're Scottish, there's really no excuse for spilling the Vital Essence
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