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Old 23 March 2011, 17:46   #11
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Transporting Jerry Cans full of fuel from an adjacent petrol station for that thirsty 300hp outboard is hard work!!
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Old 23 March 2011, 18:09   #12
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Nice one jyasaki. Now all you have to do is fill the damn thing. Petrol over here (in Blighty) ranges from an average of 1.30 to 1.35 for a litre of regular unleaded. Diesel is a little more expensive, with prices as high as 1.42 a litre. Head to the west coast of Scotland and it rises to an eye-watering 1.49 for a litre of diesel!

Useful link here: http://www.petrolprices.com/

The larger Tempo takes up to 29 gallons. If I was to fill it at the Shell station next to me it would cost 183.00 or $297.00!
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Sadly there seems to be an increase in garages refusing to dish out more than 10 Litres at a time in portable tanks. Health and Safety being cited as the reason. It's nice to have the powers-that-be look after us so...
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Old 24 March 2011, 04:07   #14
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i've got a rolling fuel tank like that, i've had the garage problem as well, i now put it in the back of the truck and fill it before i do the truck, i had the garage stop me once and i offered to empty it, they don't bother with me any more, a ce certified fuel tank is what it is regardless of it's size
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i had the garage stop me once and i offered to empty it, they don't bother with me any more
I'm guessing you didn't mean back in the forecourt tank Biffer?

No such bother here yet..... I've rolled into the local station and filled up all sorts of cans and tanks and no-one bats an eyelid.
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Our new boat with twin (diesel) Yanmar 260's should do 1.54 litres per mile at wide open throttle and at 70 mph - not bad for a near 40' boat!
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Old 24 March 2011, 05:07   #17
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Nice one jyasaki. Now all you have to do is fill the damn thing.
Well, it seems to me that, in order to fill the tank on the boat, it's going to cost about the same whether you roll a large tank, or lug a bunch of jerry cans.

Or is it different over there?

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the old powerboat Gee takes on nearly 2 tonnes of fuel and only has a 200 mile range flat out, scary!, i'll be waking her up next week
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Our new boat with twin (diesel) Yanmar 260's should do 1.54 litres per mile at wide open throttle and at 70 mph - not bad for a near 40' boat!
John, what range you going to have ?
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John, what range you going to have ?
Over 300 miles on the main tanks and a total of around 450 - 500 with the auxiliary tanks - it depends on the real life fuel consumption - this is all at wide open throttle, for cruising it will be considerably more!
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