Originally Posted by SimonCh
Just wondering what you all do for fuel while your boat is in the harbour/marina? For those of us not fortunate enough to have fueling facilities on our harbours...
Do you just use Jerrycans and a funnel?
I've been looking at things like this;
or a couple of these;
Unsure whether they'd be good, or rubbish. I always seem to make a miss while decanting from 20L Jerrycans, and that's with the boat on the driveway, so I can imagine there'd be a pretty impressive sheen in the water if i was to decant whilst in harbour!
I've normally used 20-25l jerry cans and a shaker siphon. I use a 1" shaker siphon where possible (it'll empty the jerry is less than 10 seconds). If the jerry opening is too narrow a ½" shaker siphon, it takes a bit longer. Siphons are not half as messy as decanting from a jerry can.
*RE the two links you posted:*
- The 50 l trolley looks like a neat bitta kit. My concern with the 50l petrol trolley is that it might be outside your local or national regulations. Here in Ireland we're limited to 27l portable tanks. We generally tend to minic and tweak what the UK have as a regulation. You'd have to check that your local and national petrol storage and transport regs.
- The 20-25l looks gimicky. You're still likely going to have to raise the tank above the nozzle for enough flow. IMO you'd be better off with a shaker siphon.
Those are my 2c anyway.
In the unlikely event (COVID) you're buying a siphon in person, many shops and chandleries keep the ½" siphons in the back, leaving to the ¼" out on display.