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Old 23-02-2016, 08:16   #61
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

Blue sky thoughts out of the box:-

A proper cruising boat will either not need to motor or have decent sized tanks to make refuelling at sea rare to never needed. Is this all because everybody motor sails everywhere now or has MMGW killed the winds?
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Old 23-02-2016, 09:06   #62
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

I like the shaker siphon, but would add a hex nut to the end in the bottom of the jug. If you get a nut that is a tight fit onto the end of the hose, it will hold the end to the bottom of the jug. Tip the jug to get all fuel into the lowest "corner" of the jug and the nut will follow by gravity.
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Old 23-02-2016, 09:52   #63
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

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Blue sky thoughts out of the box:-

A proper cruising boat will either not need to motor or have decent sized tanks to make refuelling at sea rare to never needed. Is this all because everybody motor sails everywhere now or has MMGW killed the winds?
Someone asks about how to do something and the response is a denial of the need to do it. Along with other responses that it is easy to do without spilling a drop in 20 foot seas. Strange. Do you think that "proper cruising" boats always have easy access to a fuel dock? Do you think they never travel through the doldrums? Wonder why so many of the long distance cruisers have jerry jugs on deck.
Does MMGW == GGBT?
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Old 23-02-2016, 09:59   #64
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

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I also have three for these fluids and I like them but the last gallon IS hard to siphon out of the Jerry jugs.


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I just tilt the jug with end in a corner gets it all except maybe a spoonfull!
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Old 23-02-2016, 10:22   #65
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Someone asks about how to do something and the response is a denial of the need to do it. Along with other responses that it is easy to do without spilling a drop in 20 foot seas. Strange. Do you think that "proper cruising" boats always have easy access to a fuel dock? Do you think they never travel through the doldrums? Wonder why so many of the long distance cruisers have jerry jugs on deck.
Does MMGW == GGBT?
Where were you hiding when a sense of humour was passed out? For the record look at my posted reply#17 way back on page one ( you did read ALL of this thread , right from the very Original Post didn't you, before jumping in with both feet?)

Do YOU have a useful suggestion to make, if so maybe you should perhaps post it for consideration?
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Where were you hiding when a sense of humour was passed out? For the record look at my posted reply#17 way back on page one ( you did read ALL of this thread , right from the very Original Post didn't you, before jumping in with both feet?)

Do YOU have a useful suggestion to make, if so maybe you should perhaps post it for consideration?
Yes --, the first response to the OP concerning the shaker siphon was from me.
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Yes --, the first response to the OP concerning the shaker siphon was from me.
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

Use a 12v submersible in line pump with a cigarette lighter connection on the end. Simple, reliable and very clean. Just ensure the pump will fit thru neck of cans and neck of tank filler (when if you want to empty tank)
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

When I use a siphon to empty a jug, I fasten a bolt along the lower end of the tube to keep it straight, and the weight of the bolt keeps the end low. I cut the end of the tube at an angle or into a v-notch to be sure it doesn't restrict flow by sealing against the bottom of the jug. Use Mexican method to start siphon; blow, don't suck.
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I like the shaker siphon, but would add a hex nut to the end in the bottom of the jug. If you get a nut that is a tight fit onto the end of the hose, it will hold the end to the bottom of the jug. Tip the jug to get all fuel into the lowest "corner" of the jug and the nut will follow by gravity.
Shaker Siphon fitting (formed copper with a glass marble inside) is heavy enough already to do this.
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The boat manufacturers can make transferring fuel from jugs to tank easy or hard. On our Pacific Seacraft it is easy. The fuel fill is in the companionway bridge, so I can do it in the cockpit, behind the dodger, and I can start the pour with the jug below the level of the fill hole. While the jug is draining it rests on the cockpit seat and is easy to hold in place even when the boat is bouncing around. I have taken a short length of threaded aluminum pipe and cut away some of it. When screwed into the fill the remaining part sticks up and functions like the back wall of a urinal as the jug is tipped stopping that first bit out of the jug that might otherwise splash.
Good design, as you would expect on a Seacraft.

Not many cats have this, but a few do.

Another design feature to put on the "next boat list".
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

https://youtu.be/L7xu0zfSYUA

I use this. 2 _ 1 inch plastic tubes takes about 1 min to empty from cans to tank easy to do under way.

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I use this. 2 _ 1 inch plastic tubes takes about 1 min to empty from cans to tank easy to do under way.

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Scuba, I bought a "turkey baster pump" and a squeeze bulb to try, but after that I'm going to try your 2 hoses and a rag approach. Two hoses and a rag is an improvement over cupping your hand over the J can's mouth and might allow restarting a siphon better. The cool things about that Aussie/Mexican approach over a shaker is:
1) a lot quicker and more reliable than a shaker to get flow going
2) you can use 1" diameter hose which should be real quick
3) easier to clean afterwards
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

[QUOTE=Journeyman;2052825]OP here. Thanks for all the inputs.
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Does anyone have specs on their system? For example: Pump type, mfg, & flow rate. Diameter of fuel line for fast polishing & transfer. Type & mfg of manifolds and filters? Where to get a pickup tube & fitting? How to drill holes in the tank to minimize metal filings contaminating the fuel.

Beaucoup thanks people!
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The system I built was as follows:
1) filter - FP50 Universal Fuel Purifier | RCI Technologies;
2) pump - Walbro Marine Electric Fuel Pump, 12 Volt, FRB Series (60 GPH);
3) manifold - three three-way valves and a shut off valve arranged in an ingenious manner;
4) clamps made with a "ClampTite" tool and monel wire; and,
5) a couple of metres of 3/8" fuel line.

My tanks had extra tapped input holes at the top. I spliced in a T-connector into the output lines at the bottom of my tanks.

Its worked well for 6 years now.
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

Olorin, thanks I'll check out the components. Adding additional pickup tubes will be hard since top of tank access is restricted. Side wall access is generous. Should have added additional taps when we installed a new tank a few years back.
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