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Old 10-01-2010, 05:42   #1
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Good Fuel Containers?

We will be sailing our boat in the spring on about a 7 day sail and I would like to carry some extra fuel along, just in case. I have a Catalina 30 with an Atomic 4 so we will be carrying gas. Obviously we will need to store these on deck and intend to secure them near the bow.

Question is where can I find a quality fuel container? Most gas cans and gerry cans seem engineered to leak which of course I can't have. So any ideas?

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Old 10-01-2010, 06:10   #2
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Hard to find good ones. The "Blitz" ones are getting worse especially now that they have changed to a permanent pouring spout that sticks up and has a switch on it. Looks like one good wave will fill it with sea water. WM has some that cost about $30. I have not tried them but they seem a bit more robust. "Blitz" used to be fine and at a good price but their latest ones are useless for boats. Might do ok sitting in the garage.

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Old 10-01-2010, 12:46   #3
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Scepter - About Scepter are the best I've found, although it's becoming hard to find the vented models, which I strongly prefer.
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There are always the military surplus metal cans, to be found at or among other places. Sometimes new, often used but still quite good. If I was going to carry any of them on a boat, I'd mask over the seals and add a couple of coats of good paint to the can first.
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Old 10-01-2010, 14:50   #5
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The race jugs from somewhere like Jegs or other race car suppliers are the ticket not cheap but.....
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Old 14-01-2010, 08:10   #6
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Ditto on the Scepters. The mil-spec cans are the best, but more expensive. I have several of the civilian models--gasoline, water, and diesel.

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