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Old 12 October 2004, 07:24   #31
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Yes, but...

It's not just slosh though. On our 7.8 (270l tank) it fluctuates by about 1/4 tank even when full. As you use the fuel it swings wildly from 1/2 to full, 1/4 to 3/4 and then empty to 1/2, depending on whether you are idling or going forwards/accelerating or sustained high speed (the sender is right at the front of the tank).

Not having had the RIB for long, we ran for fuel when it started to bounce on empty - we only managed to squeeze in 80 litres!!

I'm thinking along the same lines as Cookee - the only way to do it reliably is to either use a fuel computer, or to get a feel of your range by using it and carry enough spare fuel to get you home.

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Thank you

for all the info.

I am going to follow Richard B's advice and see if I really need them first of all. One question - the bright yellow jerries from towsure are labelled on the web as water containers. Are they OK for fuel, or are there legal issues here as well?

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for all the info.

I am going to follow Richard B's advice and see if I really need them first of all. One question - the bright yellow jerries from towsure are labelled on the web as water containers. Are they OK for fuel, or are there legal issues here as well?

Thanks

Bruce
Hi Bruce, they are listed in the Towsure catalog as "Marine jerry cans - high density polyethylene" so are the Tempo fuel tanks so I ges they will do the job!
But how about these? http://www.towsure.com/default.asp?c=f143
You can use them as jerry cans & also have a independent fuel supply should your tank get contaminated!
I use a similar one with 23L of fuel so I know if I get a problem I can just switch tank.
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