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Old 22 July 2007, 10:17   #11
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We have no connector at the engine end
sorry - I mean no connector at either end-just plumbed straight into engine one end and water seperator/tank at t'other.
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Old 22 July 2007, 10:18   #12
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no criticisms intended -a jerry can is better than nowt i have done it in the past and one of our boats runs with spare fuel in a can-but its a ******* to do in anything of a sea. We have no connector at the engine end but I had m'mechanic fit a changeover valve under the front consol in the destroyer and another fuel line which can be snap fitted onto a portable 30litre tank which can live in front of the consol. So much easier and if you do end up far from home in a different marina as the portable tank is easy to take ashore for fill up. We do not know the details of this 60mile trip-are there any bolt holes to get into en route -or is it out to the open sea with no stops possible(like the 60 miles from here to the Isle of Man) -or is it along a coast with cliff faces all the way and no safe havens? If using two tanks set off on one tank and then changeover very early onto the second so that you know both are viable.
30 miles out to sea aint the place to find that the second tank connector wont work and is letting air in or that some muppet has put diesel in it when you wanted unleaded.
Good advice i may do the same with my engines, i know what you mean in a choppy sea it can be a hard work doing fiddly jobs, a spare tank with snap connectors would be much better, cheers
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Old 22 July 2007, 10:23   #13
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As has been mentioned transferring fuel at sea is a nightmare. I love jerricans but they are big heavy and made of metal that when bouncing around breaks things. Therefore I carry all my spare fuel in 5 litre plastic cans. They are easy to carry, easy to store and when bouncing around don't have the same impact as a full jerrycan. Reasonably easy to refuel in a rough sea as well. They probably have downsides.

Oh and they are totally legal to use in Petrol stations. Suprisingly 20 litre metal Jerricans are not in Hampshire. But 10 litre ones are
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Old 22 July 2007, 10:35   #14
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Have a look at Roy's trip in a Humber Assualt

Mylor to Plymouth - In search of the BIBOA Ribs
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Old 22 July 2007, 11:30   #15
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A jiggle syphon is a godsend for transferring fuel.
thats what I use but I still wouldn't want to do it in anything of a sea because the fuel in the tank would slosh around and come out the filler cap and so would the fuel in the cans! it doesn't take much movement to do this when the can is fairly full

I use a syphon pump and carry 2 plastic cans (probably illegal in the UK) which carry about 30L each and don't rust! No HSE rubbish here
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Old 22 July 2007, 11:52   #16
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No HSE rubbish here
I'm just off to inform the HSE that the Falklands would benefit from a representative.

Best you post a lookout at the airport for a man arriving with a beard and patches on his jacket elbows.

Its not fair that we should have them all to ourselves.

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Have a look at Roy's trip in a Humber Assualt

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Don't go there Bob. Our lack of trips this year due to the weather is almost upsetting.
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Old 22 July 2007, 17:37   #18
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Thanks all for the advice, very helpful.
Nothing serious offshore, just coastal driving around anglesey, so obviously no issue with safe havens to drop into and places to refuel.
Know the waters and ports/beaches well so no issues there.
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