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Old 07-29-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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How many store extra gas on your boat? Just thinking about how safe it is. It's an I/O thinking of keeping 10gallons just in case near the bow in two 5 gallon plastic containers. I almost ran out over the weekend on the river.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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probably best to keep it on the swim step.....keeping gas below is really really dangerous...



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I absolutely would not do this.

Use the 1/3 rule: 1/3 to get there, 1/3 to get home, 1/3 just in case. Personally, I get on the boat every Friday and the gas tank is full and the holding tank is empty. On Sunday afternoon on my way back in, I top off the gas and pump out the holding. If I use between 1/3 to 1/2 to get where I'm going, I top off the fuel before I return. I try to never go below 1/2 a tank if I can avoid it.

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I'm glad I asked and thanks for the advice. I new to river and was told gas was available a lot closer than it was.
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There is a product from penzoil called emergency fuel, i think, its perfectly safe to keep anywhere and is apparently good for 20miles in a road car. Maybe worth a look. Might just be enough to get u there!!!
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