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Boat house gas #13853081 01/20/21 06:08 AM
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Not sure what heading this question should have gone under so here it is;
If your blessed with a house on the lake and a boat in the boat house, you probably know that gassing up at a marina is REALLY expensive.
What do you do about it?

Was thinking of having a 100+ gallon tank on an elevated stand (so no pump is needed) in the boat house. I could then plumb it down the hill from the driveway.
With a tank in the back of the truck, I could drain it down the pipe to the boat house tank for fueling the boat.

Crazy? Got a better idea?
Just hate paying marina prices for gas.

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the state will have something to say about a fuel tank on a dock.

wouldn't want to get caught with one that size without proper permits or whatever is required.

why not just load the boat and go fill it when needed, keep 2-3 5 gal. jugs for between times.


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Re: Boat house gas [Re: hopalong] #13854215 01/21/21 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by hopalong
the state will have something to say about a fuel tank on a dock.

wouldn't want to get caught with one that size without proper permits or whatever is required.

why not just load the boat and go fill it when needed, keep 2-3 5 gal. jugs for between times.



Yep. Been researching the regs in regard to above ground and buried fuel storage and associated piping systems.
This would be in Alabama on a TVA lake.
After further review, the state doesnt really have much to say about it. TVA on the other hand . . . sheeeeuw!!
In short, it doesn't appear to be allowed and if so, probably not worth it.

The portable tank on wheels looks like the best answer.

Trailering the boat every time the boat tank gets low is out of the question.

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I buy gas in 5 gallon cans ,
I built small wood 'cage''( for lack of a better description ) I can haul 3 cans to the dock with the help of a 2 wheel dolly. I could do
20 if I redesigned my " cage "

The wooden cage is two pieces of plywood , with a 2x4 ( a little longer than the height of your gas can) on each corner, one can goes inside resting on the bottom , the other two sit on top , whole thing is ratchet strapped to the dolly after setting the cans on it ( strap goes around the cans on top)

15 gallons will last me many trips,

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Originally Posted by Mo
I buy gas in 5 gallon cans ,
I built small wood 'cage''( for lack of a better description ) I can haul 3 cans to the dock with the help of a 2 wheel dolly. I could do
20 if I redesigned my " cage "

The wooden cage is two pieces of plywood , with a 2x4 ( a little longer than the height of your gas can) on each corner, one can goes inside resting on the bottom , the other two sit on top , whole thing is ratchet strapped to the dolly after setting the cans on it ( strap goes around the cans on top)

15 gallons will last me many trips,

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That's what I did. Got tired of carry to 5 gallon gas cans down the hill... Just remember 29 gallons of gas weights (approx. 175lbs) and if your not careful it can get away from you... Plus you'll be relying on gravity to feed the fuel and it does take awhile to empty... Dan


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