Big arse fuel tank

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Re: Big arse fuel tank

Post by balou » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:26 pm

We do afew big trips a year and I been thinking of way to carry extra fuel. I have 210l under the floor and usually carry 5 jerrys or when I find a 60l drum we use 2 jerrycans.

We been kicking around the idea of getting big fuel bladder for our next trip but thought it be difficult to move on boat. I don't think I could move 100l bladder from the bow and then lift it onto the gunnels to syphon out. Are you guys using fuel pumps?

My mate 545 boat has 100l bolted to his casting deck. Fully loaded with gear and beers it pushes the bow down until the front tank empty. It changes the ride significantly as the motor sits a lot higher In the water.



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Re: Big arse fuel tank

Post by deepblack » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:43 am

Guys I know who use bladders run an extra fuel manifold tap and have a quick disconnect on that with fuel line to the bladder and quick disconnect on the bladder end as well. Then just use the bladder first.
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Re: Big arse fuel tank

Post by theodosius » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:04 pm

Sticking with the cheap and cheerful (if you suck enough fumes) method)
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Re: Big arse fuel tank

Post by theodosius » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:49 pm

An update to this post, I got a tank made by George at NT Unique. It ticks all the boxes and is removable so I can keep it out of the boat most of the year. Capacity is 232L, so should hold 200. Cheers George!
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Re: Big arse fuel tank

Post by FITZY » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:18 pm

That's a lot of weight up from of the boat but you will get to Timor box now . Haha

A lot better than carting jerrys around

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Re: Big arse fuel tank

Post by jeffish » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:24 pm

Looks cool :mrgreen: Defiantly better than hauling Jerrys around .

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Re: Big arse fuel tank

Post by b-radical » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:30 pm

I think thats a good decision made gives you options, good luck on your next big trip
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Re: Big arse fuel tank

Post by NinjaFish » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:30 am

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Re: Big arse fuel tank

Post by Lats » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:15 am

What range does it give you now?

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Re: Big arse fuel tank

Post by theodosius » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:18 pm

200 in that plus 77 underfloor would be 650km in OK conditions. Always space for a couple of jerries on the back step too...

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