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Jerry can for gas - 1 gallon

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I'm looking for a new 1 gallon jerry can for my outboard (Honda 2hp 4-stroke). I want something that is easy to use, doesn't spill, can sit out in the weather, and doesn't cost a fortune. I leave the can in my cockpit when in the slip, rather than in the cabin, and I usually leave it on the dock when I go out.

 

I have looked at these on amazon.com:

 

1) No-Spill 1415 1-1/4-Gallon Poly Gas Can (CARB Compliant) $18.00 - this one seems to be fairly well reviewed, but some issues with cracking due to expansion and contraction.

http://www.amazon.com/No-Spill-1415-4-Gallon-Poly-Compliant/dp/B001PCRFYG/ref=sr_1_1?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1375031520&sr=1-1&keywords=gas+can+1+gallon

 

2) Eagle UI-10-FS Red Galvanized Steel Type I Gasoline Safety Can with Funnel $36.00 - well reviewed in general, but some complaints about a few plastic parts.

http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-UI-10-FS-Galvanized-Gasoline-Capacity/dp/B0002YW4US/ref=sr_1_5?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1375031837&sr=1-5&keywords=gas+can+1+gallon

 

3) Justrite AccuFlow 7210120 Type II Galvanized Steel Safety Can with 5/8" Flexible Spout $62.00 - very highly reviewed, the Hinkley of jerry cans.

http://www.amazon.com/Justrite-AccuFlow-7210120-Galvanized-Flexible/dp/B003PGRQTO/ref=sr_1_12?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1375032223&sr=1-12&keywords=gas+can+1+gallon

 

Does anyone have any experience with these or a recommendation for something else? Thanks.

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A reply to a similar post in June recommended B&S Smart Fill - it got horrible reviews on Amazon.

 

Also, I am in a fresh water environment.

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I have this "BLITZ." I don't leave it out uncovered, for UV reasons. It's been working for me for more than a year now.

 

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I got the no-spill one from amazon for our sailing school boats. The kids love them and after a season, we haven't seen a leak.

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I have this "BLITZ." I don't leave it out uncovered, for UV reasons. It's been working for me for more than a year now.

 

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I've got one of these and find I spill more gas with it than I ever did with a regular old style gas can. Leaks often for me too.

 

Of the new "safety" bs no spill cans, my favorite are the ones with the green collar that you twist, and then push the spout down to pour. They actually work quite well.

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Go to your local Ace Hardware and get one from the lawnmower section. None o'that silly pouring crap on top either.

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I understand the concerns over spilling and evaporation, but some of these new cans are a PITA. Today, I was using my 1 gallon can to fill my Honda 2 HP 4-stroke. All was going well until the last second, when probably 1/2 of an ounce spilled and a bit more got on my hand. All of this because the spring loaded gizmo that is supposed to prevent all of this.

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How about a Scepter Military Fuel Can (MFC) in 2.5g?

 

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OK, I have decided to try the No-Spill gas can for two reasons: (1) the demo video by No-Spill Jill, and (2) the demo video by No-Spill Jill. Watch it and you will see the two reasons. Enjoy.

 

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That was a useful demo, because I'm always trying to fill shot glasses with fuel and it never turns out well.

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I tried my new No-Spill gas can the other day. I bought it to fill my Honda 2HP, which has an integral tank. I was sold by the ease with which No-Spill Jill used it. I think I'm going to schedule a consulting session with Jill, because I spilled gas.

 

Since using these new EPA-type cans, I am spilling way more gas than ever.

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wait till you have to fuel underway. There's almost no way not to spill with the no-spill spouts. Damn things.

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+1 for the No-Spill. I've got three of them in 1 gal, 2.5 gal and 5 gal, all are great.

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Have one of these mounted on the back of my dink. Also took several on a cross country trip though Costa Rica and Panama on the back of my GS without any leaks. Not cheap but have taken a hell of a beating and still going strong.

 

http://rotopax.com/

 

These ARE NOT the same as the cheaper Koplin Fuel Packs.

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I tried my new No-Spill gas can the other day. I bought it to fill my Honda 2HP, which has an integral tank. I was sold by the ease with which No-Spill Jill used it. I think I'm going to schedule a consulting session with Jill, because I spilled gas.

 

Since using these new EPA-type cans, I am spilling way more gas than ever.

I used my No-Spill again, after watching Jill's video more closely for maybe 10 times, and I did not spill a drop. The trick is to insert the spout well into the tank. The take-away? Buy a No-Spill and by all means watch the video frequently.

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Do all girls come with a "button that makes it easy?"

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Do all girls come with a "button that makes it easy?"

 

The trick is to find it without being slapped.

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Do all girls come with a "button that makes it easy?"

 

The trick is to find it without being slapped.

 

 

 

me thinks you have been slapped before................................................a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Do all girls come with a "button that makes it easy?"

 

The trick is to find it without being slapped.

 

 

 

me thinks you have been slapped before................................................a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Practice makes perfect, mon ami.....

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I don't know if these come in larger sizes but the 1 liter one I bought is heavy duty and extremely well made. The safety valve on top locks it tight and the spring loaded plunger makes it easy to vent and pour in a contolled way without spills with 31SKcFByNVL.jpg one hand. Ordered mine from Amazon I think.

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