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Old 03 July 2006, 10:25   #1
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Fuel syphoning at sea

Hi Guys, is the jiggle syphon still the preferred method of filling the main tank from 20L cans of petrol ? or has someone come up with something better - cheers
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Might be worth having a look at this
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That looks great although the jiggle syphon works very well providing of course your tanks are low down.

My main tank is filled via a fitting halfway up the console so no chance but the rear tank has a deck filler so is very easy to fill via a syphon.
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That looks great although the jiggle syphon works very well providing of course your tanks are low down.

My main tank is filled via a fitting halfway up the console so no chance but the rear tank has a deck filler so is very easy to fill via a syphon.
does your console not have a top to it that you can rest the canister on while you jiggle?

I personally still like the Jiggle syphons and find them extremely reliable and clean at sea. wherever the filler cap is, but I kinda like the look of Des's doobrey
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I kinda like the look of Des's doobrey
Moved on from Alice have you

Views are interesting - the Pump looks neat, but is pricey, and not available until the end of the month. I'll be interested to get reports from anyone who's bought one, if not I shall be buying a jiggle syphon at the soton boat show.
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Moved on from Alice have you

Views are interesting - the Pump looks neat, but is pricey, and not available until the end of the month. I'll be interested to get reports from anyone who's bought one, if not I shall be buying a jiggle syphon at the soton boat show.
you leave my girl out of this!

rmemember I am the guy that named the toobs Fuller fuelers.........Best I can get for the doobrey ATM is Jimbo's juicer but it'll get worse with a bit of thawt!

if you have to wait that long you can buy a mini one (Hopkins hosepipe) at Halfords for 4.99
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Dirks Diggler (bigger than Fullers Fueler) flows almost as fast as a petrol station fuel pump. Makes fueling my boat almost easy.
Still works well even if you limited elevation, am sure if you have an underfloor tank with the jerry can sitting on top of the floor you'll get a decent flow rate.
Don't mess around though, get the big one.
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Is the tank in the console, or underfloor? If underfloor, just get a longer piece of hose and poke it down the filler a bit.

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That looks great although the jiggle syphon works very well providing of course your tanks are low down.

My main tank is filled via a fitting halfway up the console so no chance but the rear tank has a deck filler so is very easy to fill via a syphon.
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I could balance the jerrycan on top of the console but I don't want scabby old jerrycans scratching the fibreglass or even worse my Raymarine!!! Maybe I should invest in some plastic jerries instead!!!
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Dirks Diggler (bigger than Fullers Fueler) flows almost as fast as a petrol station fuel pump. Makes fueling my boat almost easy.
Still works well even if you limited elevation, am sure if you have an underfloor tank with the jerry can sitting on top of the floor you'll get a decent flow rate.
Don't mess around though, get the big one.
got any links for this ?

I can get the smaller jiggle syphons no probs but I think I could use a larger one which I found by an Aussie company but no one here seems to do em.. My tank is half under deck and filler is (doh) in the console side .... but with a drum on the toob, I reckon it'll empty ok

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