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joey414
07-13-2008, 01:52 PM
Soon we'll be heading out for a week at the lake, My question what is the best mobile way to get gas to the boat with out dragging it to town. I know that there has to be a better way than five gallon cans. You guys are very creative on here let me see some ideas. Thanks;)

atlfootr
07-13-2008, 01:54 PM
Go buy a gas caddy .. Overton's beats Barts on this product.

http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog.asp?P=7183 (http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog.asp?P=7183)

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/search.cgi?str=gas+caddys&r=search (http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/search.cgi?str=gas+caddys&r=search)

http://www.overtons.com/assets/images/products/large/31249_L1.jpg

ski_king
07-13-2008, 02:23 PM
I just use a few 6 gallon cans.

The problem they are getting harder to find, at least good ones for a reasonable price. Most have gone to a ventless/spillproof design that ensures that you spill more than ever.

While I have a few, my 2 favorite jugs are plastic 6 gallon that are at about 25 to 30 years old and made by Wedco. As far as I can tell, they are no longer made. But they are easy to handle and not top heavy like many of the newer ones are.

atlfootr
07-13-2008, 02:38 PM
My 2 favorite jugs are plastic 6 gallon that are at about 25 to 30 years old and made by Wedco.

Is it one of theses?

Wedco 25L (6.6 US gal) Plastic Fuel Can:
•This is the largest Fuel Can in the range, holding a massive 25L.
Any larger, and we would have to supply a trolley with the can (Part #0945).

http://www.proquip.com.au/wpfcsecond.html

ProTour X9
07-13-2008, 02:46 PM
5 Gallon gas cans, we just got 'new' metal ones along with the plastic ones we use. Gas caddy proves useless to us, hauling it in and out of the truck.

ski_king
07-13-2008, 03:01 PM
Is it one of theses?

Wedco 25L (6.6 US gal) Plastic Fuel Can:
•This is the largest Fuel Can in the range, holding a massive 25L.
Any larger, and we would have to supply a trolley with the can (Part #0945).

http://www.proquip.com.au/wpfcsecond.html

I have one of those also, but like the older ones much better. They were shorter and had a much better spout and were made with thick plastic. I have abused them over the years and they are as good as new.
Also, they started off as 6 gallons, but I managed to leave them in the sun enough times with the vent closed they have expanded and each hold close to 7 gallons now.

KyleDT
07-13-2008, 03:19 PM
Gas cans and a syphen hose. Way faster than the gas caddy.

vision
07-13-2008, 03:33 PM
We have seven 5 gallon gas "cans" as well. We have the newer plastic self venting ones which I hated initially but they have grown on me.

At first, I hated hauling the gas down the two flights of stairs to the dock. But, it has become an important part of my exercise routine and a way to force me to work on upper body strength!

TMCNo1
07-13-2008, 04:10 PM
Where do you store your gas?

This is my favorite! Just a little humor!
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SkiDog
07-13-2008, 07:04 PM
Only you #1!

Willski
07-13-2008, 07:48 PM
Depending on how much you use, why not just buy it on the water. Maybe the price is high, but it may be worth the convenience of not running back into town to fill the cans.

flipper
07-13-2008, 08:02 PM
I just use those 5 gallon gas cans for dirt bikes. No spills, and not near the price of a gas caddy. I have a friend with a caddy, it's seems like more of a pain to me. It takes two to get it in and out of the truck, you have to have two people to fill the boat (one to pump, one in the boat), and if you don't have a dock to do it from, you better have a long hose.

stuartmcnair
07-14-2008, 01:08 PM
the newer ventless cans at Home Depot with the yellow spout work great. Instead of the vent being inside the spout like the black ones it is on top of the spout. Pours much better. Doesn't have that pause / gurgle to let air in.

loeweb
07-15-2008, 12:47 AM
I like to let my ski buddies worry about the gas. I try to even out sets with money that I leave for the puller and Vice Versa. No ned to carry cans, but on an extended stay, gas cans are the way to go. Just make sure to wait until your "friends/ family" arrive. If they want to ride in the boat, they want to fill up the boat. hahaha

Prostar Rich
07-15-2008, 10:04 AM
I have (5) 5 gal safety cans. I believe the cans were manufactured by Justrite Safety Equipment. These cans have a flexible spout that screws into the can opening. No spills and easy to take to town on a gas run.

Prostar Rich

Patrick Hardy
07-15-2008, 10:32 AM
These are the type that I use for everything... boat, pwc, motorcycle, atv, lawn equipment, etc. They work great and are easy to carry two at a time.
http://www.sandhillspowersports.com/sandhills/OnlineStore.do?DSP=200&PCR=1:70000:70013&IID=parts_utiljugs_06

Sodar
07-15-2008, 11:06 AM
We have 10 of these Scribner Plastic Fuel Jugs: (http://www.parkeryamaha.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=17519)

They pour very quickly, have held up awesome and when the cap and vent cap are secured they will not spill of stink up the back of the car.

http://www.parkeryamaha.com/ProductImages/lets/racejugs.jpg

stuartmcnair
07-15-2008, 11:22 AM
We have 10 of these Scribner Plastic Fuel Jugs: (http://www.parkeryamaha.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=17519)

They pour very quickly, have held up awesome and when the cap and vent cap are secured they will not spill of stink up the back of the car.

http://www.parkeryamaha.com/ProductImages/lets/racejugs.jpg

um...did you miss this part...

"Note, these are not D.O.T or California approved for gas."

chudson
07-15-2008, 11:36 AM
My son had the boat at Lake Salamonie between Indy and Fort Wayne IN. and the gas on the lake is just 10¢-15¢ higher on the lake and that was the 4th weekend, that's not bad. Not worth blowing out a hernia gasket lifting a portable fuel tank out of the back of the truck or toting gas in the trunk of the car.....tic......tic....tic......BOOM!!!

Sodar
07-15-2008, 12:44 PM
um...did you miss this part...

"Note, these are not D.O.T or California approved for gas."

No, no part missed, they are sold as "utility jugs" at all the motor sports/ marine dealers and are used for everything from 2 stroke oil to AV gas.... why they are not approved is beyond me.

Leave it to California to be stupid about something like this. They are 1,000 times better made than the approved gas cans you can buy at Home Depot.

Patrick Hardy
07-15-2008, 03:08 PM
Sodar,
Those are the best, I also have ten of those and they work awesome. I have been using those type for more than 13 years. I travel / vacation all over the western US and have used them in almost every western state and have never had a problem or even a single question from any type of authority about them. I also can not figure out why California / DOT have issues with them. Mine have been exposed to over 100 degrees temp. to under 32 degrees temp, thrown about, abused completely and have never broken or spilled gas that was not my fault to begin with. I will continue to use this type of gas can / Jugs.

bigmac
07-15-2008, 03:28 PM
My boat has a 60 gallon gas tank - just can't see filling it from 6 gallon cans.

My solution is this...the local oil company delivers non-oxygenated premium to it on 24 hour notice, and in a pinch I can pull it behind my truck over to the gas station.

http://mccollister.info/gastank.jpg

ProTour X9
07-15-2008, 03:29 PM
We have 10 of these Scribner Plastic Fuel Jugs: (http://www.parkeryamaha.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=17519)

They pour very quickly, have held up awesome and when the cap and vent cap are secured they will not spill of stink up the back of the car.

http://www.parkeryamaha.com/ProductImages/lets/racejugs.jpg

Did you get the white one??8p:D;)

Sodar
07-15-2008, 03:33 PM
Did you get the white one??8p:D;)


Naw... I have 4 black to match the sea-doo trailer, then 2 yellow, 2 red and 2 green that some of my parents' friends gave us. I pretty much have a full spectrum of colors!

wiltok
07-15-2008, 04:10 PM
My boat has a 60 gallon gas tank - just can't see filling it from 6 gallon cans.

My solution is this...the local oil company delivers non-oxygenated premium to it on 24 hour notice, and in a pinch I can pull it behind my truck over to the gas station.

http://mccollister.info/gastank.jpg

Where did you get that tank???

Maristar210
07-15-2008, 04:19 PM
I knew BigMac would be along to post his rolling gas dock. That sure is the way to go.

I have tried this :http://www.globalindustrial.com/gcs/product/productInfo.web?infoParam.itemKey=30105589

But once it has 30 gallons of gas in it you'll need all you can muster to get it back into the truck. (Close to 300#)

I also have these www.pitcan.com and for ease of pouring they are way better than the typical 5 gallon can.

Maristar210
07-15-2008, 04:27 PM
Where did you get that tank???

Wiltok-

IIRC Howard made this set up himself.

Look here for a tank http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category_6970_106+771280

Then find a trailer to put it on here: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category_6970_166839+274279

Add a battery, perhaps and extended hose and you're golden. PM Howard about how he fills it. That may be the only issue someone might have.

Steve

chudson
07-15-2008, 04:43 PM
Where did you get that tank???

In Illinois there's Farm and Fleet and my local one has a 100 gal tank for $370 and a 12 volt pump 13gpm for $260 They are for the beds of pickups so you would have to figure out a trailer, maybe an empty boat trailer!!!

bigmac
07-15-2008, 04:49 PM
Where did you get that tank???I got the tank from the local oil company, cut up an old steel snowmobile trailer for the axle and tongue, welded the tongue to the axle, welded up an angle iron frame onto it. I bought a 12 volt electric pump, about 50 feet of gasoline hose and an auto-shutoff nozzle. The box on the front is a 12-volt tractor battery that I keep on a float charger 24/7/365.

Sodar
07-15-2008, 04:52 PM
My solution is this...the local oil company delivers non-oxygenated premium to it on 24 hour notice, and in a pinch I can pull it behind my truck over to the gas station.

What does delivered fuel cost in comparison to the pumps? Do they factor in the delivery charge per gallon, or do they set a delivery charge?

chudson
07-15-2008, 05:07 PM
I get gas delivered to the farm for $4.08

ski_king
07-15-2008, 06:14 PM
I would have guessed you could get it delievered to the farm for less, since the road taxes don't apply.

bigmac
07-15-2008, 06:58 PM
I would have guessed you could get it delievered to the farm for less, since the road taxes don't apply.

The price delivered to me last time I filled that tank was $4.089 for non-oxygenated (no ethanol) premium - basically pump price (except you can't buy non-oxygenated premium at the pump anymore around here). No delivery charge. Minnesota used to not charge state fuel tax on non-highway use, or at least used to allow us to deduct the tax on state income tax, but not any more.

Sodar
07-15-2008, 07:03 PM
The price delivered to me last time I filled that tank was $4.089 for non-oxygenated (no ethanol) premium - basically pump price. No delivery charge. Minnesota used to not charge state fuel tax on non-highway use, or at least used to allow us to deduct the tax on state income tax, but not any more.

How long does 125 gallons last you? Do you add any type of stabilizer?

h20winn
07-15-2008, 08:04 PM
Go to Overtons or any other place that carries it and order the wonder pump. damm 6 gallon cans are too heavy and slow when it comes to putting gas into the boat in the water. Wonder pump works quickly and better than holding the cans upside down.

ProTour X9
07-15-2008, 08:37 PM
Go to Overtons or any other place that carries it and order the wonder pump. damm 6 gallon cans are too heavy and slow when it comes to putting gas into the boat in the water. Wonder pump works quickly and better than holding the cans upside down.

http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/sad/sad0049.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net) HEHE just kidding:D

bigmac
07-15-2008, 09:42 PM
How long does 125 gallons last you? Do you add any type of stabilizer?

It's 150 gallon tank - typically lasts me about 2-4 weeks since I also use it to fuel up motorcycles, lawn tractors quads etc. I don't add stabilizer. Gasoline will go about 3 months before it gets any significant oxidation and I don't believe that it's necessary in this setting.