I tried something new that worked for me last year and I wanted to pass on the goods...... It is the ATL Marine Fuel Bladder http://atlfuelcells.com/ .
I am always challenged by the constraints of my fuel capacity on multiple day trips. As these become a larger part of my business, there has been a real need for more fuel. A good friend of mine in the Prince William Sound has allowed me to install a large diesel tank at his place. This is great for the times that I am working out of his lodge. But for the self-contained 3 – 5 day trips, if fuel is tight, I have to run 30 miles up to the lodge and 30 back just to refuel. Long way to go at the end of long day of fishing. So I started talking to the folks at ATL.
They have several different models of flexible tanks for transporting gas or diesel. I figured I can carry 150 gallons of fuel safely on deck and after making a 4 hour run, I could keep the boat moving through the water and transfer the fuel to my main tanks. I then roll up the empty bag, place it in the supplied sack and strap it to the roof of my cabin. I installed an electric pump (safe for fuel) I adapted a downrigger 12 v plug (I like the new cannon ones). So all I have to do is take the pump out of the waterproof box, connect it to the tank and plug it in the 12V connector and I am pumping fuel. 12 minutes on each side the bag is empty and my tanks are full again. I set it all up with ball valves to make sure you can shut it off properly. I think for a small boat, adding another 25 - 50 gallons or so to most smaller boats, would be really help
I got the optional mat and ratchet straps. An unanticipated bonus is that I can set it up in my truck so, I can bring fuel / gasoline back to Seward from Anchorage where it is 43 cents a gallon cheaper. .43 x 150 gallons = $ 65 dollars in savings every time I drive up to Anchorage.
Usually disclaimer, if you are an unfamiliar with transferring fuels, have a poorly grounded boat, have to have open flames around or you are some other kind of idiot….Transporting and pumping fuel is potentially hazardous, so read up or if you can’t read, do not use this product. I had mine shipped from New Jersey and it was not that expensive especially considering
The fuel savings from a few trips to Anchorage.
Hope this helps those of you fighting the fuel conservation battle on board your boats.