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  1. #1
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    Default Portable gas tank recommendations

    Can anyone recommend a good gas tank to bring to the lake for filling up the boat? We only put in ethanol free gas in the boat and trailer the boat 1/2 mile to the lake. The closest ethanol free gas station is 10 miles away. So we are looking for a gas tank or tanks to fill up the boat while on the trailer prior to trailering. Gravity fed tanks wont work due to the height. I am guessing 4 5 gallon tanks is the way to go but all the new tanks are the Jerry jugs due to the EPA and makes it difficult to pour into the boat. Any recommendations. I realize gravity fed would be great but dont want to fill up at the local boat launch because it gets to crowded.
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    Our boat is at our lake house, but I don't like spending almost twice as much for ethanol free gas on the lake. I have 6 5-gallon tanks I fill up about 10 minutes away and use the following. Works great.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Siphon+Shaker+Siphon
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    Go with the motorcycle racing cans. Never leaks and has the hose so no spillage. I was lazy and built a pump-o-matic so I plug into the boat and let it pump away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghebert1111 View Post
    Our boat is at our lake house, but I don't like spending almost twice as much for ethanol free gas on the lake. I have 6 5-gallon tanks I fill up about 10 minutes away and use the following. Works great.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Siphon+Shaker+Siphon
    +1 for the siphon shaker. I bought one for my father in law since his pontoon boat lives on the lift at the lake house. Works awesome and you can just keep buying the same cheap gas cans as always.

    Just set a towel on the sundeck cover, put gas can on towel, put hose in fuel fill line and put the metal end in the jug and shake until it starts flowing. Have a beer while you wait.
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    I have 5 or 6 of the VP racing fuel jugs. they're great and the VP ones JUST fit under the hard tonneau on the F150.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trayson View Post
    I have 5 or 6 of the VP racing fuel jugs. they're great and the VP ones JUST fit under the hard tonneau on the F150.
    I have these jegs VP fuel cans with hose, you can use a a small hose syphon. The cans work great. The hose is long enough you can stick the end in then tank and lay the can on the side if you don't want to deal with the syphon.

    VP Racing Fuels 3512 Red Motorsport Jug - 5 Gallon Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TTV972..._pvcfCbHK0S4ZR

    REV-X Ultra Syphon - 1" x 10 Foot Long Self Priming Safe Siphon Hose for Water/Gas/Diesel/Pools https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FP2CX4Y..._sxcfCbZ2B9VHD
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    Just get some regular ol gas cans. But here’s the trick... tractor supply sells non certified nozzles! Just screw then on and it’s like the old days. And way cheaper than motorcycle jugs.
    We use them around the ranch on all the cans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghebert1111 View Post
    Our boat is at our lake house, but I don't like spending almost twice as much for ethanol free gas on the lake. I have 6 5-gallon tanks I fill up about 10 minutes away and use the following. Works great.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Siphon+Shaker+Siphon
    Agree on shaker hose. Works quickly and cleanly.


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    I ordered the Flow-Fast 21 gallon system with 4 extra gas cans last week from overtons. A total of 63 gallons and it says it pumps 8 gallons per minute. Looks like the way to go but itís expensive, it was either this or a custom made fuel trailer for me. Iím not messing around with 5 gallon cans when it comes to a 65 gallon gas tank.
    https://www.overtons.com/product/det...ystem&i=331183

    Itís also 25% off right now with the code, still expensive though...

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    Thanks for the recommendations. I like the shake siphon idea but doesnt the portable tank still have to be above the boat gas tank? Would it work with the gas tank on the ground and the boat on the trailer? I also like the idea of fast pour nozzles avail from tractor supply.

    Thanks again and Merry Christmas. I hope Santa brings y'all the goodies for your boats that you are wishing for.
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