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Old 12 September 2007, 06:40   #11
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I also use jerry cans and use the large syphon from these people.

http://www.superpump.com/

very quick with no mess, and I think there is a thread on here from some time ago on this subject.

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I use plastic cans and a similar thing I got from Mailspeed Marine, takes a while (could do with a bigger one) but works fine and no spillage which is the important thing
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Old 12 September 2007, 06:43   #12
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This nozzel looks the buisness and just what I am looking for. It looks like it has a vent to allow the air in. I will check out the website tonight. How much was it?

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It was 6.95. worth every penny, much easier than a syphon.

It has a hole in the lid bit that allows air into that long thin pipe.

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Old 12 September 2007, 06:45   #13
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I also have one of those superpump things. Cost less than a tenner at the boat show.

Problem is to use it the jerry can has to be held up as my filler is quite high up on the side of the consoul.
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Old 12 September 2007, 09:34   #14
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I've had a couple of the older metal military jerry cans, which were really solid units, but found as mentioned previously, that they tend to corrode in their interior. Using a mesh screen filter may eliminate the flakes, but the corrosion still fouls the fuel somewhat.

The newer heavy plastic military jerry cans that NATO currently uses as its standard have several advantages over the older metal military jerry cans as well as the cheaper thin plastic ones that are typically out there;

http://www.sceptermilitary.com/fuel_containers/

You can choose from a variety of spout & suction hose type attachments as well;

http://www.sceptermilitary.com/fuel_...ssories_parts/

Another option are fuel bladders but they are incredibly expensive.
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, also found baby stainless steel jerries in hip flask format - cool need one for me rum - Either Woods or Wray and Nephew.

Can I have a link please, sounds like a good idea.

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I used to use those yellow 25 litre plastic cans that commercial quantities of engine oil come in. To transfer I had a 12 volt inline pump that I plugged in to a socket on the console and stuck the pump in the can. It would empty the 25 litres in about 2 minutes without a drop spilt or an ounce of energy used!

See pump here
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To transfer I had a 12 volt inline pump that I plugged in to a socket on the console and stuck the pump in the can. It would empty the 25 litres in about 2 minutes without a drop spilt or an ounce of energy used!
An electric pump that doesn't use energy?


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I used to use those yellow 25 litre plastic cans that commercial quantities of engine oil come in. To transfer I had a 12 volt inline pump that I plugged in to a socket on the console and stuck the pump in the can. It would empty the 25 litres in about 2 minutes without a drop spilt or an ounce of energy used!

See pump here
Think my cans are oil cans but blue not yellow, they hold about 30L when full.

I have one of those pumps - or at least something that looks identical - but I wouldn't put it in petrol! It might be OK but I'd sooner not find out the hard way.
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Old 12 September 2007, 14:13   #19
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I bought my cans from John Craddock and a spout as in pic below. It has an air inlet and the 20L goes in in about 90 seconds at a guess.

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I have tried the link but get the johncraddockltd site but no content. Is it me or is the website playing up.

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I thought all the "donkey's dick" style nozzles had an air vent? Mine certainly have. I also use a jiggle syphon which is much easier but only really suitable for the below deck tank - the console filler is much higher up.

I have yet to find an electric fuel pump that says it's safe with petrol - they all say "only for diesel"!!! Having said that a car fuel tank pump may be just the job!!!
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