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Old 01-06-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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Interesting Device

A link to this came to me through Active Captain. There's a discount for AC members.

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If it works as advertised it would be a solution to my fuelling problem. Has anyone here used this device?
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:28 PM   #2
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I agree that it looks like it would work. I came real close to ordering today. Discount is good through the 12th I believe. Could not find any reviews with Google. I also would like to hear of any use.
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:52 PM   #3
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Looks like a simple solution to a common problem. Wish they had a simple one to the fuel vent overflow. I have a bottle with a hole in the side that fits over the fuel vent attached to the hull with suction cups. Works good but impossible to fit on the side not next to the dock.
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Back when Scandvik first came out with them, I asked the forum if I should stock them. The thread is here Fuel Spill Preventer, Should I Stock This?

I did put them in stock and have sold a few.

I plan to buy one for myself if I ever get the engine back in Possum.
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Thanks for the link. Interesting responses, especially considering that nobody who responded had actually bought or used one.

My issue (and a couple people seemed to have the same issue) is that I get fuel gushing out of the fuel fill when I shut off the nozzle even if the tank is not full or nearly full.

Several posters complained about the price. The Active Captain special price this week is $56 (or so, I don't remember) at defender. Considering the fines that I could get if the wrong person witnessed a spill, that doesn't seem too bad.

Someone complained about storage. I keep all my fuel or oil devices in zip lock plastic bags inside plastic totes. Works for me.

I plan on buying it although I won't have a chance to test it until next May or so. I'll try to remember to post a review.
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I'll match that price for any TF member. Just send me a PM that you want one.
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Hi Hopcar - what would postage be to Brisbane, Australia?
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Priority Mail postage to Oz would be $49.59
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Looks like a simple solution to a common problem. Wish they had a simple one to the fuel vent overflow. I have a bottle with a hole in the side that fits over the fuel vent attached to the hull with suction cups. Works good but impossible to fit on the side not next to the dock.
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:40 PM   #10
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Looks like a simple solution to a common problem. Wish they had a simple one to the fuel vent overflow. I have a bottle with a hole in the side that fits over the fuel vent attached to the hull with suction cups. Works good but impossible to fit on the side not next to the dock.

Racor makes a fuel vent line overflow protector that really works. It's easy to install and there is no maintenance needed on the unit. I have installed three of them without a problem.

http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp...9073&id=133911
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To make it really beneficial they need to add a whistle to it so it sounds when air passes through but the whistle stops when fuel enters the line. That way you know when the tank is full.

The only way I know my tanks are full is when fuel vents.
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Racor makes a fuel vent line overflow protector that really works. It's easy to install and there is no maintenance needed on the unit. I have installed three of them without a problem.

Racor Lifeguard 3-Stage Vent Line Fuel / Air Separator - 5/8"
My boat came with 2 of those per tank. The tanks are about 10' long and have a vent at both ends. The vents are next to the fill pipe, so I should be able to hear the flow. Only filled the tanks once so far since buying the boat, and don't remember an overflow issue.

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To make it really beneficial they need to add a whistle to it so it sounds when air passes through but the whistle stops when fuel enters the line. That way you know when the tank is full.

The only way I know my tanks are full is when fuel vents.
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THEY STOLE MY IDEA.
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The inventer of the Clean Way device will be demonstrating it in my booth at the Miami International Boat Show.
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THEY STOLE MY IDEA.
You are an old guy then...installed one on my center console back in '93.
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You know if the vents were installed HIGHER than the fill like my spare tanks are, there would be no vent spillage. I noticed this on my last refill.
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Several people here are missing the point. The device in question is intended to capture "splash back" from the actual fuel fill fitting, not the vent. That is an entirely different problem with an entirely different solution.
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"You know if the vents were installed HIGHER than the fill like my spare tanks are, there would be no vent spillage. I noticed this on my last refill."

An easy low cost solution,,,,NICE!
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Thanks FF. Not rocket science or is it?
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