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Discussion in 'Catalina 310' started by GdlPaul, May 7, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. GdlPaul

    GdlPaul

    Joined May 7, 2018
    1 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 315
    Barefoot US Wickford, RI
    Has anyone developed a clever way to carry extra diesel jugs other than strapping them to a board on the lifelines? For a Catalina 315.
     


  2. paulj

    paulj

    Joined Mar 16, 2007
    1,234 posts, 16 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Anacortes,Wa
    Has anyone developed a clever way to get the diesel from the diesel jugs into the diesel tank , while bouncing around in the sea ?

    :worship:
     


  3. py26129

    py26129

    Joined Oct 25, 2011
    572 posts, 93 likes
    Island Packet IP31
    CA Lake St. Louis, Montreal
    I use a hose, cleverly sized to be large enough to fit snugly over the spout on the jerry can and small enough to fit into the fuel fitting on the boat. Make it long enough that you can put it onto the fuel fitting while the can sits on deck in a good spot. To fuel, stick the hose over the spout, stick the other end into the boat's fuel fitting. Lift the can and start pouring.

    Works for us and best of all, no mess.

    Matt
     


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  4. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    2,102 posts, 551 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL

    Shaker Siphon

    Shaker Siphon.jpg
     


  5. Ted

    Ted

    Joined Jan 26, 2005
    1,019 posts, 147 likes
    C&C 110
    US Bay Shore, Long Island, NY
    My anchor locker is deep enough to carry an extra jug. I don't know how deep the anchor locker is on a Catalina 315. Worth a measure.
     


  6. Tom J

    Tom J

    Joined Sep 30, 2008
    994 posts, 37 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Quincy, MA
    I tie a couple of heavy lines between the shrouds, one higher than the other, and tie the jugs to the heavy lines. This is very secure, and leaves room on the side deck to walk around the jugs. I do diesel jugs on one side of the boat, and water jugs on the other side. In addition, I put some anti-slip material that we use on shelves in the cabin under the jugs.
     


  7. JK_Boston_Catalina310

    JK_Boston_Catalina310

    Joined Nov 18, 2010
    1,954 posts, 79 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Hingham, MA


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  8. Pizzazz

    Pizzazz

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    56 posts, 17 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Marina del Rey
    I prefer flexible fuel tanks.
     


  9. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,334 posts, 112 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    I use a wood board from Stanchion to stanchion on each side and tie jugs to this board for carrying extra fuel.
    I used this board to hold 6 jugs when I sailed from montauk NY to Punta Gorda 7 days out on in ocean in 2008 and still use it when ever I go cruising here in SW Fl. and everything is still everything the same jugs and wood boards
     

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  10. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    2,102 posts, 551 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
    The only issue I have had is doing this in the rain. I had to do this last Sunday as I ran out of fuel on the ICW in the rain:banghead:.
    Black Smoke?
    It is difficult to transfer fuel and prevent rainwater from getting into the fuel fill.
     


  11. py26129

    py26129

    Joined Oct 25, 2011
    572 posts, 93 likes
    Island Packet IP31
    CA Lake St. Louis, Montreal
    You need a helped with a golf umbrella :)
     


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  12. JK_Boston_Catalina310

    JK_Boston_Catalina310

    Joined Nov 18, 2010
    1,954 posts, 79 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Hingham, MA
    Nope. Super easy. I never put fuel directly into my tank. It always goes through a separation filter first. Currently I am using a Mr. Funnel.
     


  13. JK_Boston_Catalina310

    JK_Boston_Catalina310

    Joined Nov 18, 2010
    1,954 posts, 79 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Hingham, MA
    Yeah this is what we do too but I have never loved it. We have them on our starboard side only. I have two diesel, two water and a gasoline. I can probably store the empty water jugs somewhere else now that we have a watermaker.

    Our 20 gallon water heater is near the end of its life, thanks to a leak in the emergency tiller hatch. So I when we replace that it will either be with a 6 gallon heater or an on demand if there is a suitable one out there. That could free up space for a 15 gallon second diesel tank. Then I would just carry one on the rail and the gasoline.
     


  14. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    2,102 posts, 551 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
    I have one of those and didn't realize it separated out water.
     


  15. JK_Boston_Catalina310

    JK_Boston_Catalina310

    Joined Nov 18, 2010
    1,954 posts, 79 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Hingham, MA
    Unique Filter Technology
    When fuel is poured through a Portable Fuel Filter, water and debris will not pass through the filter’s fluoropolymer-coated stainless steel filter. Only filtered fuel flows through to your engine, improving its efficiency, durability, and proper operation. The sump area collects the deflected water and debris for proper disposal.
     


  16. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,897 posts, 2,061 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    I have not seen many “proper disposal “ containers on local fuel docks. Will someone please enlighten me as to what they look like. Maybe they are there and I do not recognize them.
    Most of the commercial dock I visit expect you to pump fuel and go. Take everything with you and dispose of it somewhere else.

    Kind of pump pay and dash.
     


  17. JK_Boston_Catalina310

    JK_Boston_Catalina310

    Joined Nov 18, 2010
    1,954 posts, 79 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Hingham, MA
    My answer probably won't be of much help because Smitty hasn't been to a fuel dock in 3 years. In fact the only time we docked in the last 3 years was one month during the Irma/Maria hurricanes last September. I gerry can all my fuel to the boat. But I pour the remnants back into the last gerry can. At a fuel dock it would be a little harder to deal with, but you could carry a little one gallon can with you to pour the bottom of the filter with you and then dispose of it with your oil.

    But to be honest, when we were in the US I used Valtech only for the most part and never had a water issue. Down here its a major problem and we get water in the fuel all the time.
     


  18. Tom J

    Tom J

    Joined Sep 30, 2008
    994 posts, 37 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Quincy, MA
    Very true. You won't typically find a place to dispose of fuel at the fuel dock itself. Most marinas do have a dedicated spot to leave waste fuel, but you have to ask where it is.
     


  19. Franklin

    Franklin

    Joined Jul 20, 2005
    2,410 posts, 115 likes
    Hunter 376
    US Kemah, Tx
    Drag them in the water behind you :)
     


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  20. Clydo

    Clydo

    Joined May 28, 2013
    223 posts, 9 likes
    Catalina C310
    US SF Bay/Delta
    I found ad in catalog that shows a swing spot at the bottom of a five gallon diesel can. Bought it. Lower the spout in fuel filler
    intake squeeze gadget top of can and hold down works very well. Fairly long spout.
     



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