Extra Gas Cans

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by rlynch03, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. rlynch03

    rlynch03 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    289
    May 16, 2019
    Annapolis, MD
    07 52 Sedan Bridge, 2019 Brig Falcon 360HT-30HP Honda, 2003 16' Dauntless
    Cummins QSM 11 660 HP w/ ZF 325-1A
    Probably a touchy subject but for the longer trips do any of you bring extra gas for the dingy?
     
  2. Phasma

    Phasma Phasma2128 GOLD Sponsor

    561
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    I typically top off the dinghy tank before the trip. No extra gas usually needed
     
  3. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    Yes, on long trips I have in the past brought a 5 gal old fashioned plastic gas can for the dink. Strapped to the swim platform out in the open air. Handy to have. Just don’t carry it in the ER.
     
  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I always had a small one gallon tank about half full and left it in the dinghy.... just in case....rowing a dinghy is not on my bucket list:)
     
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  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
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  6. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    We use 5 gallon plastic cans on swim platform. Make sure you use all the gas in the year you purchase it. I found over winter the gas had water in it in the spring.
     
  7. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
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  8. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    I bought 7 five gallon cans in 2000 for the y2k issue to run my portable genny. They are plastic and I'm still using them today. The new cans are ridiculous.
     
  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I kinda watch for the old style gas cans on Craigslist. From time to time I find one and will pick it up.

    I agree 100% with Blueone's post.
     
  10. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    WTF, they changed the gas cans?
     
  11. GJarrett

    GJarrett Member

    626
    Oct 3, 2006
    Tampa, FL
    '02 260 Sundancer
    6.2 MPI
    I haven't thought of looking for the old ones on Craigslist; gonna see if I can find a couple there.
     
  12. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    Dude, where have you been? Since 2009 all gas cans have to be non-permeable and the spout has to close automatically. They are horrible to use.

    As far as a can for the dingy, I have a 3 gallon can on the dink. I have a 2 gallon old-style gas can that fit perfectly in the trunk of the AJ. I'd fill up the tank of the dink, then take home to refill. The 2 stroke motor was thirsty with 2 kids running it around all day.
     
  13. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    Obviously under a rock. Haven't bot one in awhile. Why can't these a-hole governments just leave well enough alone. First the fk with the light bulb and now the gas can.
     
  14. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
  15. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    I hate the new cans as well. It is an easy fix to make them all better. Just install one of these vents into the top of the can opposite the spout and pour way. Makes any can pour very easy. If you have a can without the automatic spout it helps even more. Works great with the no-spill cans as well.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/20-Yellow-Fuel-Gas-Can-Jug-Vent-Cap/245571842
     
  16. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    I don't mind the light bulb thing so much any more. Technology really has progresses so there are a TON of good options. I've been gradually switching over to LED as the regular bulbs burn out, so it's not so expensive all at once.

    The gas can thing sucks ***. They STILL can't figure out a G** d*** gas can? $%&^$# :mad: I was very miffed when my old steel 2.5 gallon can sprung a leak.
     
  17. brewster16

    brewster16 Active Member

    538
    Aug 9, 2009
    Long Beach Island, N.J.
    '07 44 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins QSC 8.3
     
  18. Ike

    Ike Active Member

    397
    Dec 17, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 190 I/O
    12 Ft Rowboat
    8 Foot Sailing Dinghy
    Mercruiser 165 6cyl inline GM 250
    sorry to burst your bubble but the thing with the gas cans started in the early 2000s when George was President. I was CG liaison to the EPA on the boat emissions stuff and they were working on the gas cans then.
     
  19. kevin27

    kevin27 Member

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    Aug 8, 2007
    Orlando,FL/Tarpon Springs,FL
    1989 3600 Convertible. 9'6'' AB rib w/ 25hp 2stroke Yamaha. Furuno nav upper and lower helm.
    2002 Cummins 6BTA 330hp diesel straight shaft.
    Back to the question , yes I bring extra cans along. I run the crap out of my 25hp dinghy. It uses a lot of gas at wot. Lol
    So when I went to the Everglades I took along an extra 25 gals for the 4 days we were anchored in the shark River. I ran way back in the park and fished all over.
    So yes it is safe and I highly recommend you take as much fuel with you as you need.
     

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