In-Flight Refuelling

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timberman2004
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In-Flight Refuelling

Postby timberman2004 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:49 am

Now Gentlemen...

No, I'm not talking about tanker aircraft and fast jets doing crazy, almost sexual things at high speed and altitude....
But the principle is almost the same

Re-fuelling out on the briny is a bit of a hazardous balancing exercise over the stern,( nautical term, but blunt backy bit for some :lol: ) and getting the placcy nozzle into ( and out of) the tank as the boat is bucking around like a demon possessed, is more than tricksy never mind the fuel spilt enroute

So... has anyone had a go at converting a tank fuel cap to accommodate one of those more (ahem ahem) modern squeezy bulb fuel lines found on the 'competitors' fuel tanks that sit neatly under-thwart....(yes, that's another nautical term for those of the 'Run It In A Wheelie Bin' persuasion, not a derisive design comment on the fiddly 'Gull tilt retaining hook)

look forward to hearing any clever little japes that don't rely on 1/2 doz bent coat-hangers and copious strips of Gaffer tape (note another Nautical Reference ... crumbs, on fire today)

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Re: In-Flight Refuelling

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Re: In-Flight Refuelling

Postby Oyster 49 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:49 pm

This is a common conversion, makes using an external tank a doddle. H-A uses one of these on his hot century engine. A simple drill and tap to suit the thread on the adaptor, plus you will need to drill a small hole to allow the tank to breathe and vent. Around 030" or something like that.

The other option would be to drill the cap out and epoxy a hose fitting in and push the fuel hose on and secure it with a hose clip.
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Re: In-Flight Refuelling

Postby Liam2k3 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:27 pm

On ebay £10.99

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1084420215

But not fitted in the breather hole because you need that. And posibly need some sort of gauge unless you just pump till it squirts out the breather. Good thing is they dont leak when disconected.
Thats the plan im going for anyway
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Re: In-Flight Refuelling

Postby Nudge » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:22 am

The Idea works like a charm!

Ive got the same setup and use it every time I go out (if you look close you can see it on my 20 footer.
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