Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-09-2018, 11:42 AM   #1
Guru
 
OldDan1943's Avatar
 
City: Aventura FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Kinja
Vessel Model: American Tug 34 #116
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 2,209
How to make your gas can better again

I am sure many of us are fed up with the "do gooder's'' modification to the small spare gas cans for the outboard or diesel fuel to refill the filter housing after changing the filters, if necessary. We manage to spill gasoline into the dingy or the water or diesel into the bilge.

Here is something to consider. It returns the gas can to the pre-modification 'state'.

I use one on a spare gas can and one on a diesel can.

EZ-POUR Universal Fuel & Water Jug Spout

I have NO connection with the company.
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
And you folks thought I knew what I was talking about?
I do believe my intuitive gene has died.
OldDan1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 11:59 AM   #2
Guru
 
Drake's Avatar
 
City: Seabrook, Texas
Country: Independent Republic of Texas
Vessel Name: Small World
Vessel Model: Defever 50
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 569
Thanks for the tip. I’ve looked everywhere for that solution. Well, obviously not everywhere.
__________________

Drake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 12:44 PM   #3
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 11,209
I bought these on Amazon but had to ship to a non-California address. They cost about $15 each.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
FlyWright is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 12:52 PM   #4
Guru
 
OldDan1943's Avatar
 
City: Aventura FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Kinja
Vessel Model: American Tug 34 #116
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 2,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
I bought these on Amazon but had to ship to a non-California address. They cost about $15 each.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I am calling Gov. Jerry Brown on you. LOL
Did you sneak them into Calif, under cover of darkness?

The 'new and improved' spouts have always been a pain and confusing for me. I am glad I stumbled on these 'retro-spouts'. I am not sure how I found them but, I am glad. They even include an extension to the pour spout. With the extension, it looks a bit strange on a 1 gallon container but, works fine.
__________________
And you folks thought I knew what I was talking about?
I do believe my intuitive gene has died.
OldDan1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 01:00 PM   #5
Guru
 
High Wire's Avatar
 
City: Cape May, NJ and Englewood, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Irish Lady
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,316
I have to wait until we get back to FL. Those stupid original spouts leak more gas on the ground than any old style spout!
__________________
Archie
1984 Monk 36 Hull #46
Englewood, FL and Cape May, NJ
High Wire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 01:10 PM   #6
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 11,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldDan1943 View Post
I am calling Gov. Jerry Brown on you. LOL
Did you sneak them into Calif, under cover of darkness?
'Friends' smuggle them into CA from Tijuana and I get them from my friends in the CA State Benefits line. No tax, free delivery! Works well!

FlyWright is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 01:50 PM   #7
TF Site Team
 
Larry M's Avatar
 
City: JAX, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hobo
Vessel Model: Krogen 42-120
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,691
I went on their web site to look at the spouts and saw this.

PLEASE
Certain spout products may not be purchased in some states. Please click on your state below to see spout products available in your area.
Larry M is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 01:55 PM   #8
Guru
 
OldDan1943's Avatar
 
City: Aventura FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Kinja
Vessel Model: American Tug 34 #116
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 2,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry M View Post
I went on their web site to look at the spouts and saw this.

PLEASE
Certain spout products may not be purchased in some states. Please click on your state below to see spout products available in your area.
Exhibit A Reasons for having friends in other states. They are not under the same restrictions.

I am NOT encouraging anyone to break the law.
__________________
And you folks thought I knew what I was talking about?
I do believe my intuitive gene has died.
OldDan1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 02:20 PM   #9
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 14,794
Those spouts may not have the same threads as on your jug/can.
I can’t swap and switch all of my gas jugs.
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 03:34 PM   #10
GFC
Guru
 
GFC's Avatar
 
City: Tri Cities, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Beachcomber
Vessel Model: Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,104
I have found Craigslist to be a good source for used gas cans. They're usually a buck or two and have the old style spout.
__________________
Mike and Tina
Beachcomber 1995 Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
GFC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 03:49 PM   #11
Guru
 
OldDan1943's Avatar
 
City: Aventura FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Kinja
Vessel Model: American Tug 34 #116
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 2,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomad Willy View Post
Those spouts may not have the same threads as on your jug/can.
I can’t swap and switch all of my gas jugs.
There are 2 new included 'collars' and they said, if the included 'collars' do not fit, use the original 'collar'.

My 1 gallon cans are from West Marine and I ended up using the original 'collar' to secure the spout to the can.
__________________
And you folks thought I knew what I was talking about?
I do believe my intuitive gene has died.
OldDan1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 06:52 PM   #12
Guru
 
CaptTom's Avatar
 
City: Southern Maine
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Cygnus
Vessel Model: Prairie 36 Coastal Cruiser
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,629
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
I bought these on Amazon but had to ship to a non-California address. They cost about $15 each.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I'm a huge fan of these things. I get them at Amazon too. Don't get me started about those stupid guaranteed-to-spill new-age spouts! Geez!

Anyway, my point is there are a few types. Around the house I use the one with the smaller, white spout.

For diesel to the boat, I think the one I use is like the one FlyWright posted. There are two spouts which thread together, and they're much larger diameter. Empties a 6-gallon can (yes, 6-gallon. Again, don't get me started!) into the tanks in no time. Frankly I don't have the endurance (or patience) to hold a gas can for the half-hour it takes for the fuel to dribble out of the new spouts.

Also, be sure to get the kit with multiple caps (see above) AND the little vent. Just drill the correct-size hole and pop it in. Otherwise you're back to gurgling and splashing like the original spout.
CaptTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 06:54 PM   #13
Veteran Member
 
Capitaine R's Avatar
 
City: St James City
Country: U.S.A.
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 53
I got tired of trying to pour gas in to the boat while it was on the lift. Even with a good fitting spout on the can it was just a pain in the butt. Now I use one of these. it works great a sucks all most every drop out of the can with not a drop in to the boat or canal. Now I don't even worry about a spout just a good fitting cap.

https://www.amazon.com/SUPER-EASY-SI...r+siphon+3%2F4
__________________
The best way to find out is get her out on the ocean, because if anything is going to happen it's going to happen out there.
"Captain Ron"
Capitaine R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 07:02 PM   #14
Guru
 
tiltrider1's Avatar
 
City: Seattle
Country: USA
Vessel Name: AZZURRA
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 54
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 781
I have had good luck with my 3/4 drill bit. So far it’s fixed all my fuel cans.

My new dingy came with a 10 gallon fuel tank but because of all the tank safety equipment you could only get 7 gallons in the tank. Still the manufacture advertised it as a 10 gallon fuel tank, Which it is even if 3 gallons are not usable. Now, after a few modifications you can get 9 gallons in.
tiltrider1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 07:24 PM   #15
Guru
 
City: Fairport
Country: United States
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,100
Tilt. U either have a supply of tapered cork plugs or u dont allow smoking in ur garage
diver dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 07:48 PM   #16
Guru
 
siestakey's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota,FL/Thomasville,GA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Steppin Stone IV
Vessel Model: Marine Trader Kelly Trawler 46
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,800
Send a message via Skype™ to siestakey
Thanks I just ordered a few !!!!!!!!!
__________________
Alan
Skype roatan63
siestakey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 07:57 PM   #17
Guru
 
OldDan1943's Avatar
 
City: Aventura FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Kinja
Vessel Model: American Tug 34 #116
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 2,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by siestakey View Post
Thanks I just ordered a few !!!!!!!!!
PRESTO, another problem solved.
__________________
And you folks thought I knew what I was talking about?
I do believe my intuitive gene has died.
OldDan1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 08:34 PM   #18
Guru
 
City: Between Oregon and Alaska
Country: US
Vessel Name: Charlie Harper
Vessel Model: Wheeler Shipyard 83'
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 1,067
There are a bunch of old style replacement nozzles for sale on Amazon and ebay that fit most new portable fuel cans.
Leave it to the EPA to establish a whole new line of business with their poorly thought out regulations. I often wonder if anyone there every had a real job.
Lepke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2018, 10:51 PM   #19
Guru
 
AKDoug's Avatar
 
City: Kenai, Alaska
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Melanie Rose
Vessel Model: 1999 Willard PH
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 716
I wish I could just use the 2.5 gallon gas can as the outboard fuel supply. I keep looking for a way to modify the fuel cap so I can plug a fuel line onto it, it would make life so much easier...
AKDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2018, 06:35 AM   #20
Veteran Member
 
City: Pompano Beach, FL
Country: USA
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 93
Just adding a vent makes all the difference in the world. Vents are available on eBay.
__________________

Mkeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012