Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 18-02-2015, 14:42   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 122
Re: refueling at sea ????

Originally Posted by Suijin View Post
In a pinch you can even do without the short hose. Just wrap the rag around the tube coming out of the jerry can, put your mouth to the edge, and blow into the can. It takes shockingly little pressure to get the fuel flowing.
thanks everyone.
Suijin - that works amazingly well with a water jerry can I tried. And only one hose to clean afterwards.

Journeyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-02-2015, 15:20   #17
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oregon to Alaska
Boat: Wheeler Shipyard 83' ex USCG
Posts: 1,113
Re: refueling at sea ????

It sounds like we're talking about gasoline...
Normally fueling at the dock you shut down, and I assume you won't want to do that at sea.
As you fill the tanks, a cloud of gas vapor is leaving the tank. If that is near the intake for the engines it could draw explosive vapor into the engine room. Turning on the bilge blower might make it worse. (Draw in even more)
An auxiliary tank or bigger tanks would be better and safer. If you're going twice as big or more you should talk to a stability expert. You can get fuel bladders made to fit odd shapes. I've only used them with diesel, but about $1/gallon to have built for a big tank
Whenever I think of myself as an expert on anything, I think of this old definition:
X is a mathematical unknown and spert is a drip of water under pressure...
Therefor expert must be some unknown drip under pressure.

Lepke is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Puerto Rico Maintenance/Refueling Tokyomike Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 02-12-2014 13:12
Refueling in Saint Helena Otter Atlantic & the Caribbean 7 28-01-2014 07:46
Refueling with Engine Running Blue Crab Engines and Propulsion Systems 22 28-01-2014 07:09
Refueling Stop and Customs SeaCow Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 14 05-12-2009 08:26

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:37.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.