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    Re: Adding gas fill to removable gas tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspray View Post
    I have 8 of those special Californicated gas cans in storage each year for my generator. I cut off one of the spouts to see if there was a way around them, not much of an improvement. I bought a hand pump for transfer to my lawnmower which works pretty good, but I would not recommend it for a boat just too much work. Here are a few things to look at that might be helpful.......Jetspray





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    Ooh, a battery powered pump might make life easier. I’ll have to think of that as an alternative.
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    Re: Adding gas fill to removable gas tank?

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    Well, that’s good to know about the bulkheads not sealing. Then again, it is on top of the tank, so doesn’t need to be liquid tight as much as it just needs to be splash proof? I might try it and if it doesn’t work then I’ll have to buy one of those other tanks like everyone is suggesting.

    strap? Haha, there ain’t no strap, it just sits down there, but it is in pretty tight quarters, there’s no way I would ever try to pull it out to refill it, hence why I just struggle refilling it from another gas can and splash gas all over the inside of the boat. I was just out there looking at it and I think I have an idea. I might play around and see what I can come up with after this weekend if I ever get time to tinker on the boat.
    the transmission funnel is a good idea in the mean time. These new gas can spouts with the “spill proof” design are garbage.
    I have 8 of those special Californicated gas cans in storage each year for my generator. I cut off one of the spouts to see if there was a way around them, not much of an improvement. I bought a hand pump for transfer to my lawnmower which works pretty good, but I would not recommend it for a boat just too much work. Here are a few things to look at that might be helpful.......Jetspray





    https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_4oljce4lmr_e
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    Re: Adding gas fill to removable gas tank?

    Yeah, i need to order a replacement spout, i’ve Just been procrastinating.
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    Re: Adding gas fill to removable gas tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by redneckpunk View Post
    You can get replacement spouts for those gas cans online and dump those stupid “eco-spouts”.


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    Those things drive me nuts. They're not required where I live but NAPA Auto parts cant get them without. I use the racing style containers and make my own spouts.

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    Re: Adding gas fill to removable gas tank?

    You can get replacement spouts for those gas cans online and dump those stupid “eco-spouts”.


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    Re: Adding gas fill to removable gas tank?

    Well, that’s good to know about the bulkheads not sealing. Then again, it is on top of the tank, so doesn’t need to be liquid tight as much as it just needs to be splash proof? I might try it and if it doesn’t work then I’ll have to buy one of those other tanks like everyone is suggesting.

    strap? Haha, there ain’t no strap, it just sits down there, but it is in pretty tight quarters, there’s no way I would ever try to pull it out to refill it, hence why I just struggle refilling it from another gas can and splash gas all over the inside of the boat. I was just out there looking at it and I think I have an idea. I might play around and see what I can come up with after this weekend if I ever get time to tinker on the boat.
    the transmission funnel is a good idea in the mean time. These new gas can spouts with the “spill proof” design are garbage.
    Wish I were fish'n

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    Re: Adding gas fill to removable gas tank?

    I hated just picking up a gas tank from inside my old boat so I carried a transmission filler funnel in the boat to fill it, had to keep an eye on the tank level though.......Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: Adding gas fill to removable gas tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by stingray4540 View Post
    Dang, I was hoping there was an off the shelf solution. Seems like a simple upgrade that would make life much easier for small boat owners.
    yeah, I could fabricate a mount if I had to, the adapter to the tank is the biggest problem. Tanks seem expensive so I’d hate to buy one. I wonder if there are any bulkhead adapters so i could just cut a hole and mount the bulkhead and attach the fill hose to the bulkhead.

    did you mount your tank up front or just the fill hole? My boat is pretty stern heavy, so it would be nice to move the weight of the gas to the bow. Then again, that seems like a really long run for the hose between the tank and the motor. Would that be a problem?
    They do make a 1-1/4" ID bulkhead adapter and a 1/2" bulkhead adapter but my experience with those is that you can't get them to seal and again, it's that darn release agent in the HDPE that I believe is the culprit. I tried that approach on my RV water tank and never could get it to stop leaking.

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    Re: Adding gas fill to removable gas tank?

    I agree with LineStretcher, your best bet will be to get a Moeller tank with a filler and vent tube and fabricate the rest from there. The standard red tanks aren’t designed to be used in that manner. The only other option is to fabricate a quick release system on whatever strap you have holding the tank in and remove the tank each time you fill up.


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    Re: Adding gas fill to removable gas tank?

    Dang, I was hoping there was an off the shelf solution. Seems like a simple upgrade that would make life much easier for small boat owners.
    yeah, I could fabricate a mount if I had to, the adapter to the tank is the biggest problem. Tanks seem expensive so I’d hate to buy one. I wonder if there are any bulkhead adapters so i could just cut a hole and mount the bulkhead and attach the fill hose to the bulkhead.

    did you mount your tank up front or just the fill hole? My boat is pretty stern heavy, so it would be nice to move the weight of the gas to the bow. Then again, that seems like a really long run for the hose between the tank and the motor. Would that be a problem?
    Wish I were fish'n

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