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    Default Ideas for fuel containers that can be secured and stacked

    I was doing some research, and I am having a difficult time finding some fuel containers, so I thought I would see if you guys had any advice. I would like to get some (4?) 5 gallon plastic fuel containers for gasoline that can be stacked when not in use, and can be tied down with rachet straps on the roof of my boat. Here are a couple of examples that are close to what I am looking for. This first one would do it, but it seems like they are no longer in production:

    http://www.angelfire.com/ak4/kakphot...ooseGasCan.htm

    And this one looks like it is a new product, but it is set up to hook up to a motor. I would like one with a pour spout.

    http://seasense.com/index.php?page=s...mart&Itemid=26

    Any guidance would be appreciated. Whatever I get I will want to purchase it in the Seattle area.

    Jim

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    Default West Marine Tanks

    West Marine has a wide selection of fuel tanks available that can be secured.

    http://ecatalog.westmarine.com/full.asp?page=406
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    Check out this link. Couple guys I know used to run these in their race trailers and they might fit what you're looking for.

    http://www.angelfire.com/ak4/kakphot...ooseGasCan.htm

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    AKFishNut,

    Unless I am missing something, those West Marine fuel tanks are for hooking up to your engine. I would like to have similar tanks that don't have a fuel pickup, but just have a spout. Can these be used for both? If so, the one 6 gallon tank may be ok for me. I will stop by WM and check them out.

    Hewey,

    That is exactly what I am looking for, but it is an old page (I had found the same one in my search). I called Go Pro, and then don't carry these anymore. I think the reference to Moose is Moose Racing, an offroad company, so I went to their web site and I cannot find this product listed there, which makes me think it is discontinued.


    It seems like this sould be an easy one to solve, but at this point I am still searching. Thanks for the suggestions. Any additional ideas are appreciated.


    Jim

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    Jrogers, I would go to a motorcylce shop and ask there. Moose racing is carried under the Parts Unlimited Distribution supplier and they maybe able to look it up. The Moose catalog is pretty small but they maybe able to find it in the Parts Unlimited Catalog. Worth a shot.

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    Unhappy new regs

    As of January 1, 2009, all portable fuel containers sold in the United States are required to conform to two new regulations. These are going to make it difficult to get the same type of containers we are used to!
    1. They must meet new federal Mobile Source Air Toxic regulations.
    2. They must meet the requirements of the Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Act.
    I ran across this info at http://www.turfmagazine.com/article.php?id=2742
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    Have you thought about something like this, put it in the main tank as soon as possible, roll it up and it's out of the way.
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    http://www.atlinc.com/rangeextender.html

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    Triple Jack,

    Sorry for the poor explaination on my part. The main motor has a 230 gallon tank, so I have plenty of range there (600+ miles). What I am wanting to carry extra fuel for is for the kicker so that I have more range if there is a problem with the main diesel motor, so this fuel would usually (I hope) go unused and just sit on the roof. The kicker built in tank is 9 gallons, so I was thinking of adding an additional 15-20 gallons on the roof. I think this would give me 100+ miles of range on the kicker, maybe more.

    Jim

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