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Old 14 September 2007, 06:44   #31
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Pete, I have a couple of these but they're not particularly satisfactory. I've had them a year or so. Firstly, the screw caps don't seal properly so I fitted O-rings. When they are lifted to pour they are slippery and there is no hand hold for the bottom. The caps have split around their top edge after being closed tightly for a long time and the plastic cuts and bruises quite easily. I've not used them for carrying fuel within the boat but I could imagine they would wear away by fretting if they were strapped to a rough deck. Another benefit real jerry cans have is three handles so that you can carry two in each hand.

Prairie, thanks for the pictures.

I'm interested in the ones Prairie has because they appear thicker, the screw cap looks sturdy (although it would be better offset like a standard jerry can) and they have the three carrying handles.

I emailed the company in Toronto and they replied quickly asking where I was and they would recommend a supplier. After I told them they haven't bothered to respond even though I said I was happy to buy them from Canada.
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Old 14 September 2007, 08:38   #32
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I just had an incredible idea!!!

Yes I do get them now and again.............

The main problem I have with jerry cans is the bits of coating breaking up and the possibility of them clogging filters etc. Instead of throwing away the old cans why not coat them with some sort of resin???

POR15 do a fuel tank sealer but it's a stupid price. There are plenty of industrial paints out there - prob epoxy based - that would do the job nicely. Or even fibreglass type resin - nice and cheap - make up a batch and swill it around inside the cans.

Jerry cans are so cheap but the plastic ones are silly money.
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Old 14 September 2007, 09:27   #34
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Wow, you've been busy!

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Old 14 September 2007, 13:08   #35
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plastic jerry cans

I have been using these ones for a couple of years without any problem, I guess that as they are mil spec they are designed to put up with a lot of abuse.

http://websites.uk-plc.net/2012_Mari...d_Products.htm
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Old 14 September 2007, 14:01   #36
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Fuel Transfer Systems

Just a reminder to you all that I sell all the Scepter Cans and spouts, fuel transfer pumps air and hand (Petrol and diesel). Also please input this discount code which will give you all a 7.5% discount should you wish to purchase anything. 4318551658

http://websites.uk-plc.net/2012_Mari...__Transfer.htm

BTW I am also now doing Hypalon and Polyurathane non slip cladding for tubes (not sure if it will be a goer but might prove usefull to some of you. Check it out on the product catagories. (Same discount applies)

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Well there we go, a result. Oh the power of Ribnet...
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I see the fuel tranfer pump needs compressed air - when it mentions "inexpensive 12v units" does it mean a normal 12v car tyre pump like those from halfords???
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Why not simply get the additional MFC caps that have the NPT fittings and run a pickup lline inside the MFC to it's bottom, then run a conventional outboard fuel line (with a manual bulb pump) directly to the engine's fuel intake??

It makes no sense whatsoever to be messing about on open water trying to transfer fuel from a jerry to the main tank.
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I just had an incredible idea!!!

Yes I do get them now and again.............

The main problem I have with jerry cans is the bits of coating breaking up and the possibility of them clogging filters etc. Instead of throwing away the old cans why not coat them with some sort of resin???

POR15 do a fuel tank sealer but it's a stupid price. There are plenty of industrial paints out there - prob epoxy based - that would do the job nicely. Or even fibreglass type resin - nice and cheap - make up a batch and swill it around inside the cans.
Like this stuff?

Petseal

Rumour has it that it was invented for Massey-Tractorson tanks as they leak otherwise.
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