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Help. Removing 300 gallons

Old 07-09-2019, 06:35 AM
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Default Help. Removing 300 gallons

ok. So I blew a motor. Donít have the scratch to replace this season. But I just put 300 gallons of gas in the day it happened. How can I safely pump my gas outta the boat?
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:14 AM
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You could try and siphon it, with tanks lower than the boat if you can start it draining it should continue... but I'd look into a fuel transfer pump. If you do a google search you can find manual ones or electric/mechanical ones, which I'd probably look at simply due to the amount of fuel you're moving.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:44 AM
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Where are you located, if in South Florida, I'll come pump it into my boat, I'm dead empty right now and hold 400, I have a transfer pump that's gasoline rated
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:56 PM
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Mysterious fire and get a new boat?
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:29 PM
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Call all your friends and family and have them come over to fill their tanks. Where are you located? I could use some gas for the ole merc if it's eth free lol
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:36 PM
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Free gas is always 93, ethanol free, and only a week old.
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:48 PM
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If you have something to put it in other them 6 55 gallon drums. You can get a fuel service to pump it.
Going to be hard to transport legally unless it is another boat.

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Old 07-10-2019, 02:52 PM
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I have hooked a hose to the engine side of fuel water separator & run it into a 6 gallon can on the ground. Pump the bulb a few times to get it flowing.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:08 PM
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How much at one time?

If you are gonna fill your truck up each week, leave it in the boat and pull what you need.

You can get a small 12 v pump that will hook up to you truck battery with alligator clips.

REMEMBER ....... water is heavier than gas, push you hose in till you hit the tank bottom and then pull it up at least 4 inches.

You can also siphon right out of the motor side of your primer ball if you aren't in a hurry with 5 gallon cans for the car.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:19 AM
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If you use a pump get one that's rated for gasoline use. And don't disconnect alligator clips from the battery when you finishing pumping. (they always spark!)
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 74lbSteve View Post
If you use a pump get one that's rated for gasoline use. And don't disconnect alligator clips from the battery when you finishing pumping. (they always spark!)
good advice. I rigged mine with a 10-12í hose and alligator clips are on long leads so that gas (diesel in my case) is nowhere near the clips
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:38 PM
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Fill Rite sells fuel rated pumps but your going to need to incorporate some filters plus purchase extra fuel hose and the proper quick connect fittings...

Plan on spending a round $1K for the entire set up.

Or you could buy a new set up for around $3500++ and they'll give you a pretty box or crate.

If you do build one Make Sure you place a filter in front, "before" the pumps intake suction side.
If you don't, any debris in the tank will eat up the rotary fins and possibly the pump housing.

Last but not least, MAKE SURE THE UNIT IS "GROUNDED".

Build at your own risk, Due Diligence & Common Sense.

I built this one a while back and realized my errors about the placement of the filter before the pump after I had to replace the fins.

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Old 07-14-2019, 12:04 PM
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stabilize it and use only what you need at a time...it will store in the boat just fine...unless you keep the boat off site...
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Riptied View Post
Fill Rite sells fuel rated pumps but your going to need to incorporate some filters plus purchase extra fuel hose and the proper quick connect fittings...

Plan on spending a round $1K for the entire set up.

Or you could buy a new set up for around $3500++ and they'll give you a pretty box or crate.

If you do build one Make Sure you place a filter in front, "before" the pumps intake suction side.
If you don't, any debris in the tank will eat up the rotary fins and possibly the pump housing.

Last but not least, MAKE SURE THE UNIT IS "GROUNDED".

Build at your own risk, Due Diligence & Common Sense.

I built this one a while back and realized my errors about the placement of the filter before the pump after I had to replace the fins.

DIY Fuel Polishing/Tank Cleaning Transfer System Build

BS called. Go to auto supply and purchase an 12 volt electric gasoline pump ( $ 50-60 dollars)

not a gravity flow,but one that that will lift. Pump thru the filter.

Or sell it at a reduced cost.

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Stabilize the fuel and leave it in the tank.
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Originally Posted by jpcanning View Post

BS called.
Go to auto supply and purchase an 12 volt electric gasoline pump ( $ 50-60 dollars)

not a gravity flow,but one that that will lift. Pump thru the filter.

Did you fall on your head son or have you been sniffing fuel fumes.

OP, donít listen to this person.

If you buy a pump it better have enough suction lift to not only pull out
of the tanks but upon over your gunnels.

I own a Marlin 300, fuel capacity: 310 gallons.

I tried one of those cheap POS pumps jc suggests and
You get what you pay for.
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Originally Posted by Riptied View Post


Did you fall on your head son or have you been sniffing fuel fumes.

OP, donít listen to this person.

If you buy a pump it better have enough suction lift to not only pull out
of the tanks but upon over your gunnels.

I own a Marlin 300, fuel capacity: 310 gallons.

I tried one of those cheap POS pumps jc suggests and
You get what you pay for.
Bull shit, I pumped two 65 gal tahks while the boat was on the lift .

did you read where I said DONT BUY A GRAVITY PUMP ?
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I had desiel truck come in that filled his tank to the top with gas. I bought a electric fuel pump from autozone. Hooked a hose to the end of it and run it into the tank. Hooked a hose to the other end and into a 55 gal drum. Hooked it to a battery and just an hour or so later had the tank empty.
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