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Old 11 October 2004, 11:38   #21
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"The maximum amount of petrol that can be legally stored is 2 x 5 litre plastic or 2 x 10 litre metal containers when stored on a vehicle. The containers must be of an approved type and any storage above these limits would require the approval of your Petroleum Licensing Authority.

Criminal offences for the illegal storage of petrol are punishable under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 by imprisonment for up to 2 years and an unlimited fine"

So why do they sell 22ltr Jerry cans to the public, or do you just have to half fill them if you take them by car. And what is the difference between one 22ltr and 2x10ltr (apart from the 2 ltrs )

Should we give ourselves up now
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Old 11 October 2004, 11:38   #22
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my boat currently has 2 x 22lts removable plastic tanks which when full I would judge will exceed the storage allowances.
I don't think this is storage - it's usage. As long as the "tank" has a connection spigot, and is strapped down (ie "installed") then I reckon it can be argued that it's part of the boat's engine installation.
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Old 11 October 2004, 11:56   #23
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I've got a bowser-- so there! 1100 litres of Texaco Rouge coming up
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Old 11 October 2004, 12:04   #24
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I've got a bowser-- so there! 1100 litres of Texaco Rouge coming up

I wish !!!


Richard - not that it would stop me filling the boat with petrol even if it was storage I will make the assumption your correct as it sounds like sense to me.

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For the dogz nob in jerry cans, have a look at these!
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/catalo...RT&from=search
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No good for me no funnel
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Old 11 October 2004, 12:51   #27
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Oh yes they do!
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Oh Dear! no excuse now, errr.... how about they might blind me with reflections from the Sun (not the paper)
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Underfloor tanks will always have a problem with reliable readings from a fuel guage because of the profile - long and low and flat.

The fuel will reduce in height very slowly and even the best baffle system will not completely prevent it from moving from one end to the other as the boat moves.

The only way to get a proper idea is with a flow meter - All IMHO of course!
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V True. I wonder if it would help by sticking a capacitor on the sender wire to help damp out fluctuations in the gauge readings from the fuel sloshing around.
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