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Old 21-09-2013, 17:40   #16
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Those aren't the kind I am talking about. Ours is similar to this: Amazon.com: Moeller OEM Choice EPA Portable Fuel Tank (3.2-Gallon): Sports & Outdoors

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Ahh... yeah, those.

Another reason I'm spooked to get a bigger outboard HP is because of the non-integrated fuel tanks like that.
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Another reason I'm spooked to get a bigger outboard HP is because of the non-integrated fuel tanks like that.
Of all the things that should be spooking you, that one doesn't seem too onerous! Don't get a tank in the US and you should be good to go.

Or get a tank in the US and pull the little rubber valve out of it. If that is scary, your daughter is old enough to do it!

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Of all the things that should be spooking you, that one doesn't seem too onerous! Don't get a tank in the US and you should be good to go.

Or get a tank in the US and pull the little rubber valve out of it. If that is scary, your daughter is old enough to do it!

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It's just one more thing man! Right now with the 2.3hp I can lift the whole thing with one hand off the dinghy, up the ladder, and walk it right back to the stern. Hoses, tanks, and heavier outboards.... ugh.

But I do get dinghy envy when I see those RIBs hauling ass.
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Old 21-09-2013, 18:28   #19
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Re: New portable gas tank question

What we have here in the US is an unregulated, unaccountable to no one agency that just can’t stop making stupid uninformed regulations. Spelled E.P.A.

Because the Ethanol Lobby is so big we have a renewable energy mandate resulting in the petroleum refiners adding at least 10% ethanol, soon to be 15%, to the fuel to comply. This causes problems with fuel lines, primer bulbs and any other rubber parts within the engine itself.

No problem says the E.P.A. We’ll just mandate a change in materials for the lines and bulbs and make them non permeable. It just doesn’t matter that it will increase cost 3X.

But wait there’s more ---
About 2 years ago the E.P.A. decided that all the air vented by the multi trillions of portable fuel tanks that power our small outboards is a risk to mankind. “We can’t have that” so they mandated again that a 5 pound release be put on the vented cap. This caused the fuel tank manufacturer to triple the wall thickness of the tanks at 3X the price.

If you want to cheat, on some tanks close the cap till it clicks then back off about a ¼ turn. This in some situations will reduce the blow off from 5 pounds to about 2.

While making deliveries we strap some jerry cans to the life lines. It used to be during fairly calm conditions we could take one and replenish the boats tank. That third or forth swell was going to get you so we could seal the fill and hold the jerry can out of harms way then continue. What ever we spilled could be wiped up with a couple sheets of towel. The fuel transferred fast.
Fast forward to today’s cans. The “click here to pour” and the BS venting caused us to use ½ roll of towel to clean up

Something need changing
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Re: New portable gas tank question

You must have bought it in California. Get one in any other state.
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You must have bought it in California. Get one in any other state.
Nope - they're the same nation wide.
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