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Old 21 October 2006, 12:58   #31
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And whilst on the subject of jerry cans don't be tempted to buy new ones - they are crap. I have 2 about 1yr old and all the rest are from the 60s or 80s - the older ones are still in better shape even after years of the army bashing them - my new ones have already rusted. Also if the seals have gone you can buy more.
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Old 21 October 2006, 19:16   #32
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If anyone needs spouts for jerrycans our local army surplus has got them. They used to be quite hard to find-dunno about now though. He's not got them on the web page-you'll have to ring him.

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And whilst on the subject of jerry cans don't be tempted to buy new ones - they are crap. I have 2 about 1yr old and all the rest are from the 60s or 80s - the older ones are still in better shape even after years of the army bashing them - my new ones have already rusted. Also if the seals have gone you can buy more.
is that the difference between new and old or Mil and "civvy" spec?
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Old 22 October 2006, 06:39   #34
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is that the difference between new and old or Mil and "civvy" spec?
As I've said before, it's always worth doing a search. Jerry cans post #13
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I read that you folks can get a rebate on your road tax if the fuel is used in a boat?

Now that's interesting. Can one get a rebate on fuel Tax, if it's not used for the car?
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Now that's interesting. Can one get a rebate on fuel Tax, if it's not used for the car?
I think so - for example the steel works in Port talbot have petrol which is only for use on site.

I suppose you could claim for your lawn mower or chainsaw as well - they rely on the fact most people don't bother!!!
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is that the difference between new and old or Mil and "civvy" spec?
Don't know - the newer ones are "supposed" to be military as well but the quality is way off the mark. I suspect most of the ones you buy are cheap imports these days.
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Noticed in the other post Brian says about the red coating flaking off - I have the same problem on the old and new ones!!! I use a filter funnel to catch them or the filter built into the "donkey's dick". Arrogant berk in our local joking chandlers said there was no need to try to filter the fuel before it went into the tank - "the engine filter will stop it" - what an idiot!!!
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I think so - for example the steel works in Port talbot have petrol which is only for use on site.

I suppose you could claim for your lawn mower or chainsaw as well - they rely on the fact most people don't bother!!!
So how'd you go about it then?
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And whilst on the subject of jerry cans don't be tempted to buy new ones - they are crap. I have 2 about 1yr old and all the rest are from the 60s or 80s - the older ones are still in better shape even after years of the army bashing them - my new ones have already rusted. Also if the seals have gone you can buy more.

I use 2 ex- oil drums of 220 liters each, and are a kind of "shady " lawful.
I go quite often to Luxembourg on business and invarably come back with
the tanks full. I pop them into the Sedona and fill them up anywhere. Cost in Lux . at the pump equates to about 68 pence. The problem is then transferring the gas to the boat.....


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