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Old 11-03-2016, 12:06   #16
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Re: Jerry Cans - What Are the Best

Sceptre Military cans are great, also made from Unobtanium.
Still made for the Military, but apparently cannot be sold to civilians as they are not CARB compliant, I guess California set the standard for the rest of the US? Military fuel cans were Black, water cans were Desert tan, same can though, but you didn't want to try to use a can that had fuel in it at one time for drinking water

I have a couple of real Jerry cans I brought back from Germany, they would rust in about ten seconds on a boat, painted mild steel, no zinc coating, I believe they are NATO standard.
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Re: Jerry Cans - What Are the Best

BTW, it should be spelled with a G, Gerry Can. The name comes from the Brit's nickname Gerry for the Germans. The German fuel storage cans supplied to Rommel in the African Campaign were way better than those the Brit's had. The Brits used thin metal fuel cans that were prone to failure when subjected to transport across the North African Desert. The German ones were the heavy duty pattern we are familiar with and were copied by the Brits and US. The Brits scoured the desert looking for abandoned German Cans they could find to have safe storage during the desert war.

Have a Blitz Can that actually has a spout that works. It's a spigot with a lever valve that lets you put the spout in the tank fill and then press on the valve to begin pouring. The valve can also be locked open so you don't have to keep your hand on the spigot valve. Having said that, trying to hold a five gallon Gerry Jug to pour into a tank is a total PITA and with any motion nearly impossible. The shake syphons work really well.
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Re: Jerry Cans - What Are the Best

Ha! on Gerry vs Jerry. I thought it was Gerry but Google corrected my search to Jerry. LOL guess most folks have the same confusion.

Come to think of it, the 80's era metal cans that I have off-boat are Blitz brand cans. Red, for gasoline.
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The super siphon's are the ticket. It's a major pain trying to pour from a jerry can into a funnel with any breeze. You end up with as much fuel on deck as in the funnel. Also it makes fueling a one person job. Nobody holding the funnel blocking the wind and one person trying to pour a full 5-6 gallon can. Their great pieces. Wish I'd invented them!!!
Yes, I think you're right and using the super siphon might enable me to use 5 gallon, plastic, utility containers rather than the more expensive and sloppy-pouring CARB jugs.
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Sceptre Military cans are great, also made from Unobtanium.
Still made for the Military, but apparently cannot be sold to civilians as they are not CARB compliant, I guess California set the standard for the rest of the US? Military fuel cans were Black, water cans were Desert tan, same can though, but you didn't want to try to use a can that had fuel in it at one time for drinking water

I have a couple of real Jerry cans I brought back from Germany, they would rust in about ten seconds on a boat, painted mild steel, no zinc coating, I believe they are NATO standard.
I'm still looking into getting them in Canada, but at this point the best solution seems to be the super siphon. I posed the question to Jerry about on-the-water use, but haven't heard back yet.
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Re: Jerry Cans - What Are the Best

How about an SS one as bling bling as the rest of your hardware? Not sure the grade.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZGCKNEK?psc=1
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How about an SS one as bling bling as the rest of your hardware? Not sure the grade.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZGCKNEK?psc=1
Now that's interesting! May have to try one just to see. Will this SS can hold up in a marine environment? Place your bets!
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BTB, I have official confirmation from Jerry: "The plastic cans can, but not the steel." Looks like we're stuck with plastic or maybe SS?
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Now that's interesting! May have to try one just to see. Will this SS can hold up in a marine environment? Place your bets!
Dunno, I've asked what grade it is. Regardless of the answer, only reliable way to find out is with $65 and a bit of time!
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Dunno, I've asked what grade it is. Regardless of the answer, only reliable way to find out is with $65 and a bit of time!
Agreed; I'm sorely tempted!
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Re: Jerry Cans - What Are the Best

Unless you want to modify a regular can the best you can get off the shelf is a VP Racing fuel can. NOT CARB compliant and only certified for us in race cars, motorcycles, off-road etc.
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Re: Jerry Cans - What Are the Best

Go to JEGS or Summit and look at the race fuel jug .heavy gauge and still have vents
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Unless you want to modify a regular can the best you can get off the shelf is a VP Racing fuel can. NOT CARB compliant and only certified for us in race cars, motorcycles, off-road etc.
Yes, but what about the SS containers that the Vagrant is recommending? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZGCKNEK?psc=1
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Go to JEGS or Summit and look at the race fuel jug .heavy gauge and still have vents
Price-wise they seem like the best option
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I worked for a fuel company in Everett WA Nelson Petroleum . they sold fuel cans like racing bottles, tall slim, heavy plastic, Large screw on opening with vent that snapped open/close , came with a screw in hose. never leaked. easy to fill and hold, Used if for over 6 yrs with no problem. the hose was over 3 ft, and was made with heavy clear plastic. They were 5 gal's and can empty in less than 10 secs if your fuel line can handle it. and it emptied the entire can.. really great to have. I see they nolonger show this being sold, so Racing Summit has identical item. here it is.
RJS Five Gallon Fuel/Liquid Jugs 20000304
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