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mikenehrkorn
09-19-2013, 09:49 AM
I saw a comment in that thread on "how much you spend in gas" about a spout that someone is using and it reminded me of a very handy tool that I found a couple of years ago at either Bass Pro Shops or Overtons. Its a simple hose with a syphon mechanism and works great for getting gas from a can into the boat without spilling a drop!!! If you're like me and constantly filling the boat at the lift/dock, pick up one of these and you will be glad you did...

Can't seem to find it on Bass Pro Shops or Overtons website, but did find this link. I think the one I bought was $10-15.

http://www.yacht-pumps.com/magic-pump-head-30-litre-per-min

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Wax
09-19-2013, 10:22 AM
That is commonly referred to as the jack off siphon lol. It's an amazing tool though, and can provide quite a good workout! We use one at my shop all the time to siphon bad gas out of jetskis, at least down to a low enough level where it's easy to remove the gas tank. I think a lot of local hardware stores and/or automotive supply stores carry them.

Funny you brought this topic up, I was literally just talking to my coworker right before I logged on here about building a gas tank trailer with this little spare utility trailer I have, and we came to the conclusion that a truck bed gas tank with a hand pump would be the best thing to use. Found one on Craigslist this morning for $150, think I'll buy it and build me a gas tank trailer! I'm so freaking sick of filling up 11 gallons at a time with my two gas cans, and like you mentioned it's nearly impossible to fill efficiently using the regular spout on them.

wolfeman131
09-19-2013, 12:04 PM
been using one of those for years to fill the boat. found one this season that uses a 1" valve & hose and drains a 5 gal gas can very quickly.

mikenehrkorn
09-19-2013, 12:08 PM
been using one of those for years to fill the boat. found one this season that uses a 1" valve & hose and drains a 5 gal gas can very quickly.

Sounds like a nice upgrade from the one I have -- where did you find it at?

wolfeman131
09-19-2013, 12:13 PM
From Pull Watersports here in Atlanta. I think the mfg is here in GA, so after my post, I sent an email off to see if we can't get a group buy set up for forum members. Stay tuned.

Boatdrinks797
09-19-2013, 12:17 PM
They work great! You won't be saving much time if you go with the 3/8" pump though. The 1" is a tight fit getting the line in the boat and even tighter trying to feed the pump into the can, at least for my 15 gal caddy. I think they also come in 3/4". Here is a different link with a few more size options.

http://www.superjiggler.com/

parrothd
09-19-2013, 01:51 PM
Isn't that messy? Don't you have to put one end in the open gas can and fish it around so it's in the bottom?

Those cans and hoses I posted are great because you put the tube in the fill hole and lay the can on it's side, empties in a minute or two...no mess..

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mikenehrkorn
09-19-2013, 02:14 PM
Isn't that messy? Don't you have to put one end in the open gas can and fish it around so it's in the bottom?

Those cans and hoses I posted are great because you put the tube in the fill hole and lay the can on it's side, empties in a minute or two...no mess..

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I don't think so at all.......you do need the end in the can at the bottom to get all the fuel but the can stays upright and no mess.

wolfeman131
09-19-2013, 02:18 PM
nope, never have a mess and the gas can stays on the dock, not on my boat.

viking
09-19-2013, 02:40 PM
From Pull Watersports here in Atlanta. I think the mfg is here in GA, so after my post, I sent an email off to see if we can't get a group buy set up for forum members. Stay tuned.

I would probably be interested in one depending on price.

I went to the "superjiggler" website..........ha ha not what I would have initially thought it was :)

mikenehrkorn
09-19-2013, 02:45 PM
Harbor Freight sells one for $7.99 which is going to be tough to beat, especially since I have a store right down the street...

parrothd
09-19-2013, 02:49 PM
Interesting, usually when I do this there's fuel on the hose when you pull it out..:)

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kaneboats
09-19-2013, 03:10 PM
Always wipe it off when you pull out.

wolfeman131
09-19-2013, 03:15 PM
I'll give my hose a "jiggle" before I pull out. Makes everybody happy.

zabooda
09-20-2013, 03:50 AM
I use a fuel pump with a hose on each end to transfer fuel. It has a long cord to plug into the accessory plug.

viking
10-15-2013, 04:38 PM
I sent an email off to see if we can't get a group buy set up for forum members. Stay tuned.

any update on this? or was the consensus that harbor freight has them on the cheap and not work a GB? Just curious!

Wax
10-16-2013, 05:34 PM
Got one from harbor freight, and it's larger in diameter than the one my buddy bought from somewhere else so it transfers faster

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jmvotto
10-16-2013, 05:59 PM
Got one from harbor freight, and it's larger in diameter than the one my buddy bought from somewhere else so it transfers faster

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what size jiggler is yours and your hose diameter?:oops:

Wax
10-16-2013, 06:00 PM
what size jiggler is yours and your hose diameter?:oops:

Doesn't matter...you couldn't handle it.

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Wax
10-16-2013, 06:03 PM
Actually, it's gotta be 3/4 I think. It's the same size as a garden hose. You can buy an adapter at harbor freight for like $0.80 to hook up a hose to it. I'm going to do so, leave the gas can on the dock.

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996scott
10-17-2013, 12:30 AM
what size jiggler is yours and your hose diameter?:oops:

Wow....things are getting a bit personal now :) I didn't know this was THAT kind if forum. LOL