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Old 11 October 2004, 06:39   #11
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I got 4 x 20 ltr mil style Jerry cans including spout and delivery from

http://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk for 50

Delivery was very fast and I've had no problems with them.

Nowhere near you I'm afraid but Land and Water at Penarth have 22lt plastic cans. Though something to note is that you could struggle to fill these at some petrol stations due to their regulations that you can only use plastic upto 5 litres.

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Old 11 October 2004, 06:46   #12
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Bruce, what fuel capacity have you got?

If you keep the tank topped up (which you really must do otherwise you will suffer form condensation - are they stainless steel?) then on the South Coast there's a huge selection of quayside re-fuelling points (many of them open either long hours, and a couple are 24hrs I think) so you shouldn't ever come close to running out.

I filled up at Lymington Yacht Have a couple of weeks ago and paid 81p per litre for unleaded. I then filled up the car at a petrol station in Winchester and paid 82p per litre.
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If you buy jerry cans only get real mod ones. These are galvanised under the paint. The quality of the galvanising varies with the year, some of the 1950-1960 ones are very good. They are date stamped on the side. Look at the base to see whether the paint and galvanising have worn through.

The non-mod ones will rust almost instantly. The paint on the base will wear through by the time you've filled it with fuel, if it's not already scratched through when you buy them.

Craddock's ones vary, I've had good ones but also rubbish ones. Problem is, unless you go there, you can't see them first.

Is your fuel tank above or below deck?
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Old 11 October 2004, 08:55   #14
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Towsure Jerricans

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thank you. But no fuel jerries at towsure - only water in 22l
I found them. Put "Jerry" in to the search thingy and then click on the "view items" button. It has funnels too.

I think I might get a couple.
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I got 4 x 20 ltr mil style Jerry cans including spout and delivery from

http://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk for 50

Delivery was very fast and I've had no problems with them.

Nowhere near you I'm afraid but Land and Water at Penarth have 22lt plastic cans. Though something to note is that you could struggle to fill these at some petrol stations due to their regulations that you can only use plastic upto 5 litres.

Cheers

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Believe it or not you are actually not allowed to put more than 10litres at once into any container - so to legally fill a jerry can you have to put in 10litres - go and pay - then put in the other 10 litres - barking or what???:?
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http://www.hse.gov.uk/lau/lacs/65-9.htm

Interesting reading ! and I suspect a few of us would be in some sort of breach of these !


All thought the RYA's advice seems to differ in some cases.

http://www.rya.org.uk/clubtcarea/Clu...tentId=2216106
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Only if you're a commercial user... see rule 19: "These regulations are solely concerned with the commercial transport of hazardous substances and do not cover petrol carried on a vehicle for private use."
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Only if you're a commercial user... see rule 19: "These regulations are solely concerned with the commercial transport of hazardous substances and do not cover petrol carried on a vehicle for private use."

I'm more suspect of the "storage" clauses than the "transportation" clauses which I think will apply to all.

ie my boat currently has 2 x 22lts removable plastic tanks which when full I would judge will exceed the storage allowances.
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Only if you're a commercial user... see rule 19: "These regulations are solely concerned with the commercial transport of hazardous substances and do not cover petrol carried on a vehicle for private use."
So true - although there are laws governing what petrol may be dispensed INTO there are no laws governing what you can carry it in for private use - you could actually pour the stuff into an open fish tank or bucket in your boot quite legally!!!

Also there are no laws governing petrol storage for domestic use - you could fill the bath if you wish!!!
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Also there are no laws governing petrol storage for domestic use - you could fill the bath if you wish!!!

You could well be right ( I have no background in this area ) but the attached suggests otherwise. http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corpora...01.cei.115.asp

Although I would have thought they would struggle to get a HSE charge to stick for a domestic premise ???
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