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Old 23 October 2016, 05:52   #21
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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
Personally I'm with you on this P for plenty you've spent 10 years carrying it for good reason in my opinion and for all sorts of reasons extra fuel could be needed at any time all I would say is have it so your spare fuel can be connected quickly without any decanting.
For fuel contamination good filters and empty the tank as part of the maintenance to remove any contaminants periodically should keep you right after all that's all you do with your vehicle ( not empty the tank)
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Old 23 October 2016, 06:49   #22
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You can always jury rig the fuel line from the front of the engine directly into the can.
You mean I can unscrew the black cap on my green 5L can.

Disconnect the fuel line on my red 30L tank and dunk this directly into the green can and prime? And hold it in place in the green can with some form of rag or something wedged into the top of the can?

Is the end of the fuel line not fitted with some form of ball valve that is only released when connected to the fitting on the tank top?
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Old 23 October 2016, 06:53   #23
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Is the end of the fuel line not fitted with some form of ball valve that is only released when connected to the fitting on the tank top?
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Old 23 October 2016, 09:10   #24
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You mean I can unscrew the black cap on my green 5L can.

Disconnect the fuel line on my red 30L tank and dunk this directly into the green can and prime? And hold it in place in the green can with some form of rag or something wedged into the top of the can?

Is the end of the fuel line not fitted with some form of ball valve that is only released when connected to the fitting on the tank top?
Well the alternative to finding some sort of solution is staying exactly where you are. Its your call.
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Old 24 October 2016, 06:40   #25
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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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I am looking for a three way tap much the same as this but it would be much better if the connection would come in from the bottom instead of the front. That way all the pipes could be clipped neatly to the transom.
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Old 24 October 2016, 09:22   #26
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I am looking for a three way tap much the same as this but it would be much better if the connection would come in from the bottom instead of the front. That way all the pipes could be clipped neatly to the transom.
Something like this ?

https://www.seascrew.com/browse.cfm?...R&l=0000000767

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Edit ::: have just seen the photo Wellhouse posted. This is the same and in fact, mounted on the transom with the lever outwards, it will have the ports aligned as you want.
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Old 27 October 2016, 13:16   #27
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https://rotopax.com/

might be of interest if stowing a spare can is an issue sold in the UK if you google
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