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    5 Gallon Gas Cans
from EdF  
2/7/2012 5:36:31 PM

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  My Triton stays at my dock on a boat lift most of the time. It is a pain to add gas at the dock. I have tried 3 diffrent types of Blitz 5 gallon cans and none do well at putting gas in a boat. The latest Blitz cans have a nozzle with a handle that takes 2 hands for the nozzle and impossible to lift. I also tried the gas buddy which I think held 10 or more gallons, but it was very slow and you could not get the last few gallons of gas out of it.


Does any on have a better method? As I was typing this, I was reminded I asked this question about a year and a half ago. I tried the funnels but the flexible ones moved too much and the hard ones did not fit the slope of my boat. I tried the siphon hose and bought 2 different ones, but could not get one of them to work some of the time and it was slow when it did. Any new gas cans I have not tried? Thanks,Ed

Edited 2/7/2012 5:43:44 PM


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   5 gallon gas cans from Mike1957 #11182 #11182  2/7/2012 5:59:07 PM
 How about buying a fuel hose and squeeze bulb assembly similar to what you use on the outboard minus the motor connector? Place one end in the gas can and the other in the fuel filler neck and squeeze.


   Try This from BenThereToo #10492 #10492  2/7/2012 6:26:29 PM
 I few years ago, I had the same situation with my boat sitting on a lift. What I found that worked best for me was to let the boat down just enough to come incontact with the water. I bought some clear hose at Lowes that was just big enough to slide tight over the end of the nozzle of the can. I had a piece about 3' long so I could handle the can very well.


   siphon hose from beartrap  2/7/2012 7:14:54 PM
  bought one of the siphon hoses from Bass Pro with the little shaker ball in end of it that you shake to get the gas flowing.. .....works real well when i siphon gas from my duck boat to a gas can after season is over with...it's a 1/2 inch diameter hose and will fill a 5 gallon gas can pretty quick....
trick is to learn just how to shake that hose....hard to explain but you can see the gas climbing up in that clear hose and as it gets near the top,increase the shaking just a little and once it starts,it flows pretty fast....


http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-EZ-Siphon/product/10210534/38832 Beartrapage src=/bassfish/guides/signature_files/beartrap.jpg>

   Funnel. from Alex from GA #10518 #10518  2/7/2012 8:09:54 PM
 I cut a plastic bottle at the slope that makes it level. The small end fits the fuel fill tight so you don't need to hold it.


   Thanks from EdF  2/7/2012 9:38:11 PM
 Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I need to try the siphon hose again. If that does not work foe me, then the clear 3 foot hose. Ed


   Yep, the Bass Pro Siphon that Beartrap recommended from Jeff Hahn  2/7/2012 10:51:42 PM
 The Bass Pro siphon is the best thing since salted peanuts! I bought 2 and use one for my lawn tractor and one for the boat.


Jeff Hahn


   Labor free from Fisherboy #10852 #10852  2/8/2012 9:09:13 AM
 
If you really don't want the hassle, pick up a used high-performance outboard fuel pump and some scrap hose. Mount the pump on dock along with a switch and place the battery some distance away in a seal battery box.


Roll the gas out to the boat, place one end in the can, the other to the boat and flip the switch. A high performance pump will empty a 5 gallon can in 2 minutes. An el-cheapo from the auto parts store will take about 8 minutes.



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