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#1 Bull City

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

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.co...as 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.co...as 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.co...as can 1 gallon

 

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



#2 Bull City

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:22 PM

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.



#3 jaybird1111

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:12 PM

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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#4 scowlover

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

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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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:58 PM

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.



#6 tjw

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:02 AM

The No Spill is very easy to use.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:41 AM

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



#8 Bull City

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:06 PM

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.



#9 arisatx

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:52 AM

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

 

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:01 AM

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.

 



#11 foshizzle

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:55 AM

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



#12 silent bob

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:59 AM

Nice jugs, and the fuel jug is kinda nifty too!

#13 Bull City

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:50 PM

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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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:52 PM

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



#15 Blitz

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:20 PM

There was a gas can in that video?

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:58 AM

+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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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:29 PM

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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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:18 PM

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.



#19 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:22 PM

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



#20 jackdaw

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

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

 

The trick is to find it without being slapped.



#21 b6sfull

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:03 PM

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  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



#22 jackdaw

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:34 PM

 

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.....



#23 gjbike

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

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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