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Old 11 January 2005, 14:43   #1
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Plastic Jerry Cans

Does anyone know if it is possible to get hold of 20 litre + plastic petrol jerry cans these days. If so, where?!
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Old 11 January 2005, 14:58   #2
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I got mine from Carrefore, the Hypermarket at Cite de Europe, by the exit from the Channel tunnel (Le shuttle) in France.
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Old 11 January 2005, 14:58   #3
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Plastimo do some, 23litres I think. Available from any Plastimo stockist I would imagine.

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Plastic Jerry Cans

I suggest you look at the following:-

www.hse-databases.co.uk/lau/lacs/65-9.htm

You will see from this that legally (for a boat as well as a car) you are only allowed to use 5 ltr plastic cans or 10 ltr metal cans - I think that's why you can only buy these sizes now. You are only allowed a max of 2 x 5 ltr plastic PLUS 2 x 10 ltr metal cans. But the web site will give you the full details...
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... sorry should have said that the above applies to petrol, not diesel.
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Old 11 January 2005, 15:38   #6
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I think its been discussed before......

Legaly, fuel containers can only be 5 liters if they are plastic, or 10 liters if metal (jerry can)

Now the thing that you attach to your outboard thats made of platic and contains lots of petrol (25 liters) is a portable petrol TANK and therefore comes under different rules - I assume it has to be fitted with at least a fuel pick up line aswell as the filler.

The big plastic "Jerry Cans" without a fuel pick up are normaly imported from the states and do not comply with the UK regs.

Come to think about it, I think the problem comes when you try and fill them at the petrol station.... "Fuel may only be dispensed into......"

I remember tescos getting upset when a couple of us were trying to fill 2x 25l petrol TANKS!!!

Anyway, back to the question..... If you mean the big 25l Petrol TANKS then you should be able to pick them up from a number of places - I use one of these for my reserve fuel and top the main tank up from it if required. If you are looking for just a container - then they are probably hard to get in the UK

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Plastimo definately do some "jerry cans" for fuel (petrol i think). One of them is a jerry can but with the facilities to make it into a "tank" (ie fuel pick up etc) and there is another than is a can with a pouring spouty thing. I was thinking of using a 23litre can as a reserve, but maybe now I should think of something else?

Jools, how do you fill top up the main tank with your reserve fuel from your 25litre tank? I would imagine that pouring from a 25 litre tank into a small filler hole would be a bit tricky?

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Jools, how do you fill top up the main tank with your reserve fuel from your 25litre tank? I would imagine that pouring from a 25 litre tank into a small filler hole would be a bit tricky?
I'd imagine some sort of funnel would do the trick
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