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27 Gallon Fuel Tank
« on: October 13, 2017, 08:05:42 PM »
27 Gallons of fuel in tank= 24 useable Gallon.
Is this about right, at this point I'm just guessing.

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Re: 27 Gallon Fuel Tank
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 11:49:57 AM »
I’ve had mine as low as 26 before...don’t ever recommend someone go that low and I was nursing that throttle/trim for optimum efficiency to get back to the ramp but I did make it.
Don’t ever want to run that way again though....I was worried!
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Re: 27 Gallon Fuel Tank
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 12:44:14 PM »
SK,
     Thanks, I'm looking to make a 84KM round trip out NW of the Farrallon Islands CA from Berkeley Marina CA Launch.
84 KM rounds up to 100 miles. Boat gets around 6MPG so I'll figure 3.5MPG x 29 Gallons= 101.5 Miles

     At the moment I carry two 2 1/2 gallon spill proof plastic cans.
 Not enough capacity if I figure main at 24 Gallons useable Plus 5 Gallons= 29gallons=101.5 miles.

     Should carry at least 10 more gallons minimum.
What type/brand Fuel Containers are you guys using ?

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Offline Tj805

Re: 27 Gallon Fuel Tank
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 12:52:52 PM »
My 23 gallon tank in my arima holds 25 gallons
Think it swelled a bit ?
1987 sea ranger 17
90 hp yamaha precision blend
2014 yamaha f8

Re: 27 Gallon Fuel Tank
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 07:20:45 AM »
84KM is approximately 52 miles. I'd plan for worst case scenario on fuel consumption and plan to have a 1/3 of your fuel remaining when your done.
17' Arima SC with 2017 90hp Yamaha
21' Kiwanda Klipper Dory with 90 HP Honda
18' Hewescraft Sportsman -Sold, 22' Bayrunner Cuddy - Sold
17' North River Revenge - Sold, 17' Whaler Montauk - Sold
24' Skipjack FB - Sold,  18' Seacraft CC - Sold

Re: 27 Gallon Fuel Tank
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 07:23:18 AM »
My bad, your talking knotacle miles, not kilometers. Use the 1/3 remaining and plan on worst case scenario on consumption.
17' Arima SC with 2017 90hp Yamaha
21' Kiwanda Klipper Dory with 90 HP Honda
18' Hewescraft Sportsman -Sold, 22' Bayrunner Cuddy - Sold
17' North River Revenge - Sold, 17' Whaler Montauk - Sold
24' Skipjack FB - Sold,  18' Seacraft CC - Sold

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Re: 27 Gallon Fuel Tank
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 12:57:38 PM »
My bad, your talking knotacle miles, not kilometers. Use the 1/3 remaining and plan on worst case scenario on consumption.



Arimadrifter,
                   I've been following your thread on belly tanks/saddle tanks. I hope to find a solution soon as crabbing starts the 1st week November here In SF Bay CA. 25 miles out to good crab grounds then NW to Farallon islands for rockfish/ another 25 miles. Back to pick up crab traps then home = a liitle over 100 miles.

                  Hope a solution can be worked out soon.
Rock/roll at sea with fuel cans is goiing be dangerous/messy!  : :facepalm:
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Re: 27 Gallon Fuel Tank
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 01:22:45 PM »
Top,
I agree. Having multiple 5 gal gas jugs isn't my first pick. I was considering a 20 -25 gallon custom aluminum tank in the forward section of my cabin on my Sea Chaser.  It would help with weight distribution when running a heavy load of guys, gear, fuel. My only concern is with 50 total gal of gas, ice, gear and two fat guys, I'd be encroaching on the recommended weight limit.
17' Arima SC with 2017 90hp Yamaha
21' Kiwanda Klipper Dory with 90 HP Honda
18' Hewescraft Sportsman -Sold, 22' Bayrunner Cuddy - Sold
17' North River Revenge - Sold, 17' Whaler Montauk - Sold
24' Skipjack FB - Sold,  18' Seacraft CC - Sold

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Re: 27 Gallon Fuel Tank
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 08:35:03 PM »
Lowes and Home Depot advertise 5 Gallon with a flip down nozzle, looks like it could sit on port bait tank and insert nozzle without to much spillage.
Any one familiar with this Brand?

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Offline Markshoreline

Re: 27 Gallon Fuel Tank
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 09:15:09 PM »
 I once switched to my reserve 6 gallon fuel tank at Possession Point having left from Shilshole, but realized that I didn't have any two stroke oil on board- this was in the days of 2 stroke main and kicker.  A stranger boater gave me a quart of 2 stroke oil to get me home and would not take payment.
Now, I always carry three fuel tanks, monitor them on the chartplotter via nmea 2000 and visual check of the plastic tanks, and a quart of 2 stroke oil.  Don't ever run out of fuel!
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9