Today saw the first refuelling stop. #Kin hell this thing is expensive to run!! I just filled up after this morning's run and I reckon I've used about 80 litres of fuel in about three hours running time over the last week or so
60L (the two cans I had) brought it back to about 3/4 of a tank. Oh well, it's only money....
petrol here has gone up a lot in the last couple of years but I don't suppose whinging about 65p a litre is going to get much sympathy from anybody based in the UK
(used to be 35p a litre a couple of years back though...)
However I have already decided that fuel cans a jug and a funnel is a PITA I can do without (having sloshed about half a litre of fuel across the deck when the funnel slipped) and there must be a better/safer/less messy way.
So how do you fill yours?
Options that have drifted through my mind in the last couple of hours include syphoning it in, and one of those little pump things that goes on to the chuck of an electric drill. The guy whose yacht I am tied to at the moment says he has seen a neat syphon tube with a sort of flap and ball bearing widget inside one end so you stick it in the fuel can, the fuel flows in to the end of the pipe but cannot flow back, you shake the thing up and down a few times and it fills the pipe with fuel and then starts syphoning.
Sound like a good idea to me, if I can find one. I may even be able to make such a thing. Any other things worth checking out please?