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Old 08-21-2017, 03:58 PM   #21
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Best solution I have found.

Empties a 5 gal can between a minute or two if you get the 1 inch variety.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:07 PM   #22
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Best solution I have found.

Empties a 5 gal can between a minute or two if you get the 1 inch variety.
Totally agree. We use these to transfer fuel from 10 gallon Gerry cans to built in tanks on our chase and markset boats for regattas. Liked it so well that I purchased one for myself.
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Totally agree. We use these to transfer fuel from 10 gallon Gerry cans to built in tanks on our chase and markset boats for regattas. Liked it so well that I purchased one for myself.
If the plastic hose gets hard in a year, a length of that cheap, ultra flexible, plastic bilge hose works like a champ....other than the ribs hold a bit more fuel for longer, especially diesel.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:16 PM   #24
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https://www.google.com/search?&q=sup...on+1-inch+fuel
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:37 PM   #25
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I've retrofitted a bunch of the new sure-spill type gas cans with the spout and vent in the OP. Very satisfied customer. There's one with a long, two-piece, large-diameter spout that works great for getting diesel into the deck fills without spilling a drop.

Did you also notice they quietly did away with 6-gallon portable cans? In most states you can only buy 5-gal cans now. I can't help but wonder what they think we're going to do with that extra gallon.
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Its probably that most of the population cant carry a 6 gallon can anymore....
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Thing is, I spill more fuel from these new designs than I ever did with the older models - way to go EPA!
Exactly!!! This is one of my pet peeves. When I was a kid, we had several gas cans for our two stroke outboard. They were cheap, simpe, easy to use and we never spilled a drop. Now, the only cans I can find take an engineer to use, get gasoline all over my hands, make me contort myself trying to make them work, spill all over the place, and use up half a roll of paper towels to clean up.

And, by the way, I have to pay for all that engineering.

Our government at work. Thanks a lot.

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What Bruce said!

I've used the No-Spill brand gas cans for several years and really like them. Easier for me to fill the little dinghy gas tank than any other gas can I've used.
Still available are steel safety cans. Justrite is one brand. The springloaded closure prevents spills and is quite easy to pour from a flexible steel spout. Yes, they are more expensive but will last a lifetime. I keep a five gallon can aboard in a box on the flybridge. When I open the lid to the box I have never detected even a slight whiff of gasoline odor.
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Still available are steel safety cans. Justrite is one brand. The springloaded closure prevents spills and is quite easy to pour from a flexible steel spout. Yes, they are more expensive but will last a lifetime. I keep a five gallon can aboard in a box on the flybridge. When I open the lid to the box I have never detected even a slight whiff of gasoline odor.
A link to their page. They make excellent products. We don't use their gas cans but do use several of their other products.

Justrite Mfg : Safety Cans and Containers
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I use the same kit as the OP but have one of these handy for transferring fuel when my back and shoulders hurt.

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While the EPA may have had a hand, it was the bankrupting of "Blitz" a 120 employee operation in OK that sealed the deal in 2012. They had produced 70 pct of the market at the time.

They were getting sued because idiots were filming themselves pouring gas from containers on active fires. Not surprisingly to even the most casual observer, the fire ran up the stream, much to the instigators apparently drunken, chagrin.

Get enough of those posted and it becomes a "it's for the kids" moment.

We're from the government and we're here to help.....or something....

In fact there is a documentary about the travesty they endured before closing.

Here's one perspective -
http://www.ibtimes.com/blitz-usa-shu...ometown-734478
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