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Thread: Fuel transfer on the dock
07-26-2013, 04:01 PM #1
Fuel transfer on the dock
What's the best method of fuel transfer that you have come up with for docked boats? We don't have a marina on our lake and it stays on the lift all summer so filling it up really becomes an issue for me. 5 gallon cans and a funnel leaves my beach looking like the Exxon Valdez just ran aground and I gave up on that immediately.
I picked up a 15 gallon gas caddy with wheels that came with a siphon pump hose but it still took 15+ minutes to transfer. More recently, I picked up a 1" super jiggler siphon pump and attached it to an 8 foot hose and can now dump 15 gallons in 2 minutes without spilling a drop! In order to get the siphon pump flowing I have to keep a large cinder block on the dock to lay it on since my dock is already up as high as it can go.
I use the same gas caddy, I just removed the handheld pump and stick the siphon pump in the hole that you fill it up with. It's a tight fit trying to get the 1'' pump in the can, but it does work. I had to trim back some of the extra plastic molding around the lip of the gas caddy though and clean out the shavings when they fell in the can. I also had to attach the hose to the pump with zip ties, since a metal clamp sticks out to far to allow you to put the pump in the can.
jiggler.jpggas.jpg2013 Mobius LSV
2004 Centurion T5