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Old 13 July 2012, 12:27   #1
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What Fuel Can?

Can anyone recommend a fuel-can that I can carry spare fuel on board my Ribcraft 585?

It will be kept on the deck and probably be strapped to a seat pod for our trip to Alderney and after I will use it to transfer fuel to the boat to refuel it's 90L on board tank.

I have several Yamaha 25l tanks but as far as I know there isn't a spout that will fit the screw top.

Any ideas?
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Old 13 July 2012, 12:31   #2
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Best thing I ever got for fuelling a rib was a Jiggle Syphon.

Any 25 litre can will do if you have one of these.

Mine empties a 25 litre can in under a minute and is a damn slight easier than farting around with a nozzel.
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Why not put a shutoff valve and a Yamaha fuel connector into your fuel line? That way all you've got to do is plug the tank in and turn the inboard tank off.

It's what I'm doing on the Ballistic as I've got Yam tanks lying around too.
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Old 13 July 2012, 12:38   #4
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Why not put a shutoff valve and a Yamaha fuel connector into your fuel line? That way all you've got to do is plug the tank in and turn the inboard tank off.
That might help as spare fuel during the trip but won't help with refilling the inboard tank before the return.
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Old 13 July 2012, 12:49   #5
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Alderney Fuel

Englishles,

I don't think he will be topping the main tank with his UK fuel in Alderney, think he will be brimming all his tanks with Alderney Juice and saving a few £££!!!!
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These are the nuts nuts if you can get them.
http://www.sceptermilitary.com/fuel_containers/
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Best thing I ever got for fuelling a rib was a Jiggle Syphon.

Any 25 litre can will do if you have one of these.

Mine empties a 25 litre can in under a minute and is a damn slight easier than farting around with a nozzel.
'The Fiddler' Backs the 'Jiggler'..ME TOO! 100%
As to Fuel containers,the Barus Milly tanks are Bullet Proof,may well fit in the Consul seat ,and can also be fitted with a connection for instant application (if prefered).
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These are the nuts nuts if you can get them.
Scepter Military - Fuel Canisters
I've just bought x2 scepter jerry cans 20ltr one's with screw on spout great cans they just fit in the pod seats not cheap thought
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That might help as spare fuel during the trip but won't help with refilling the inboard tank before the return.
Jiggle siphon as well
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I've just bought x2 scepter jerry cans 20ltr one's with screw on spout great cans they just fit in the pod seats not cheap thought
Yeah THOSE seat Pods are Bespoke..and Bigger than Standard Ribcraft! Fit a 25ltr Jerry just right! Eh mate
'Jiggle pipe' the way to empty em though
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Yeah THOSE seat Pods are Bespoke..and Bigger than Standard Ribcraft! Fit a 25ltr Jerry just right! Eh mate
'Jiggle pipe' the way to empty em though
Yep perfect mate
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I've just bought x2 scepter jerry cans 20ltr one's with screw on spout great cans they just fit in the pod seats not cheap thought
Having spare fuel is a must, isn't it hadd. ;0)
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Having spare fuel is a must, isn't it hadd. ;0)
Oh yes, i won't fall for that one again
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Thanks guys and lovin the idea for a Jiggle Tube

The next question is....

Can anyone recommend a Jiggle Tube
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just don't google "jiggle tube" lol
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I removed the "engine" end of a yamaha fuel hose and then used the fuel line to transfer from the tank to the car recently - it wasn't fast but once primed it syphoned well enough and I could do other stuff in the meantime.
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I removed the "engine" end of a yamaha fuel hose and then used the fuel line to transfer from the tank to the car recently - it wasn't fast but once primed it syphoned well enough and I could do other stuff in the meantime.
That's how I fuel up the 2.2hp aux for the Searider.
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I also loved my jiggle. I got it on a whim at the boat show but used it all the time to top up the old boat. Worth thinking about where you can balance a tank above the filler.
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