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Old 22 October 2016, 05:20   #11
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not so much due to running out of fuel run out of fuel, I take a separate can in case of dirty/contaminated fuel.
Does the can have fittings on it or can you just add it to your manky tank?

Lakelandterrier it sounds like you have already made your mind up, but in my experience of Boats things don't always go to plan. Senders and gauges develop faults, engine faults might find you burning more fuel, towing a wafi can waste more than you expect, perhaps a different helmsman is less frugal or takes it for "5 minutes to drop off your friend at their mooring" at lunchtime but goes "the long way back at full throttle" without your knowledge. I know one person who never ran their tank low, only to discover that when they needed to, the position of the pickup pipe meant it couldn't get the last 25L out the tank if it was bow high when trying to get on the plane.

I think the perfect option is a small portable tank, I don't think anyone does a 5L one though? And if you do "lend" it to another mariner in difficulty a bog standard green can is easier to replace or exchange.

Still if you are certain you will never use it then it might be pointless... Sods law though means you are more likely to need it on any trip you don't bring it with you, and for that reason alone it would be a good omen to carry it!
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Old 22 October 2016, 08:39   #12
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I think the perfect option is a small portable tank, I don't think anyone does a 5L one though?
Why don't they. You are right there has to be a market for this. From what I've seen (but I may be wrong) most green/red/black 5 litre cans use a fairly similar if not identical cap. So would it not be possible to design a universal replacement with a pickup pipe and connector?
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Old 22 October 2016, 09:48   #13
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You maybe have something there ss perhaps patent the idea!
I'd imagine if you were stuck with a tank full of water or gunge and all you had was a 5l or 10l with no fitting you'd get by with removing the tank fitting and sticking the hose end in the can
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Well as I've now posted it on here its not patentable - by me or anyone else ;-)
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Old 22 October 2016, 12:31   #15
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something like this, easy to remove and fill up away from the rib and connect up with quick release and a couple of switch over levers coming off your fuel filter for switch over on the move. There are cheaper ones than the links and smaller tanks but easy to use especially the tohatsu fittings

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Old 22 October 2016, 15:08   #16
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Lakelandterrier it sounds like you have already made your mind up
No, Mr Poly, I haven't made my mind up at all, and there have been, as always, some interesting thoughts expressed.

I've spent 10 years lugging a 51 can - not tank - of fuel around inthe console "just in case" and I was wondering "just in case of what"! as it wouldn't resolve a fuel contamination problem, and I've never run below than a 25% tank.

It is if nothing else piece of mind, and it is something to add before you think you migh run out.

Think I 'll continue to carry it
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Old 22 October 2016, 15:35   #17
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Spare fuel can

[QUOTE=lakelandterrier;733054]With a 90l tank, I'd never want to run lower than c.30l based on both fuel gauge and knowledge of my burn per NM, so getting anywhere close to that would scare me



I wrongly thought a new Ribcraft 585 came with a 180l under deck tank?
As that's what is on my quote from them.
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Does the can have fittings on it or can you just add it to your manky tank?
12L Outboard can, I can swap the hose onto the filter barb. I have also a reserve/main switch on the main tank i can fit the hose too.
Tank not disimilar to This tank
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I wrongly thought a new Ribcraft 585 came with a 180l under deck tank?
As that's what is on my quote from them.
I think the "standard" tank on a 585 is 90l - that's what I have. I'm sure they do larger as well.
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I've spent 10 years lugging a 51 can - not tank - of fuel around inthe console "just in case" and I was wondering "just in case of what"! as it wouldn't resolve a fuel contamination problem, and I've never run below than a 25% tank.
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You can always jury rig the fuel line from the front of the engine directly into the can.
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