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Old 07 April 2011, 12:58   #11
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Are these 5 litre cans?
Yep, 5 litre
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Old 07 April 2011, 17:00   #12
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The RYA Published this:

http://www.rya.org.uk/sitecollection...F%20PETROL.pdf



removed 2010's info!
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The RYA Published this:

http://www.rya.org.uk/sitecollection...F%20PETROL.pdf

basicly you can carry in car legally:

2 off 5 litre Plastic Tanks
2 off 10 litre Steel Tanks

or a Portable 25 litre Petrol Tank

If you have van or trailer totally different, but its up to each company who sell you the fuel to decide if they will serve you less.

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Scott not sure how you read those limits into that RYA document. For personal use you can transport up to 240 L (in appropriate containers up to 60L).
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Scott not sure how you read those limits into that RYA document. For personal use you can transport up to 240 L (in appropriate containers up to 60L).

Opps - I should really read the NEW version before posting...it was updated 4th March 2011 ....

Whoo Hooo my Jerry Cans are legal again!

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Whoo Hooo my Jerry Cans are legal again!

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Well, 'til you meet a petrol station numpty who thinks they know the law better than you...
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Well, 'til you meet a petrol station numpty who thinks they know the law better than you...
Actually he probably does know HIS petroleum license better than "you". Because although you are allowed to carry 240L in your car you aren't allowed to buy that much in "cans" at most petrol stations!
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It's funny. I was stopped trying to fill a hulk 30L a couple of years ago.

They took a different view after I returned half an hour later with the Rib on the trailer to finish the job & blocked half their pumps for 15 mins waiting for an entire side of one set of pumps to free up & let me in, then wait for a "clear exit for the trailer" to become available
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Have used the 20L metal jerry cans before and yes they are a rust nightmare both inside and outside the can after one season. Also not user friendly on the boat, chip every thing they crash into!
I use two 10L 'black' plastic cans that are designed for diesel, completely arse about tit I know, but gets over many problems.

I must admit to having quite a scare when I took the metal 20L jerry can down to the boat and did not use it, left it in the car by mistake, weather being hot and toasty, windows all shut and locked. Came back 4hrs later, the can became like an expanding bomb. The lever locking catch was so tight unable to release - but was able to gently release pressure by putting in the shade. Guess that's why petrol is dangerous to transport in anything over 5 L
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Thanks for your reply Ribber, I was wondering about using a couple of 10/20 litre "diesel" cans, but I thought there would be difficulty in filling these at a petrol station.

Are there any significant safety risks from using plastic containers of more than 5l this way? - hypothetically speaking of course as I wouldn't dream of breaching any regulation.

The local independent petrol station I use doesn't seem to worry about what I fill, but could I get the nearest Sainsbury / Morrison to accept a 30l certified fuel tank was not a "petrol can...No.

Then again spending 30+ on cans is the equivalant a lot of fuel at even 10p/ litre more on the water than at a garage, or whatever the difference is. I doubt I'll use anything like 300l in a season.
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Belay that last post......I've just checked the unleaded petrol price on the local fuel barge....1.89/litre. No wonder I seldom see anyone using it!

At 56p / litre difference cans will pay back after all!
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