Jerry can gas from the local station is about $0.70/gallon cheaper here, and I need to gas the car anyway. I figure the total time is also less than fooling around at the fuel dock.
I promise, you will never lift a can again. Even good under way.
- The shaker end goes in the jerry can. 3-4 good shakes should start the flow.
- The farther you stuff the hose down the tank filler, the faster it runs. More height difference.
- Remember that you lift the suction end to stop. Stop a few ounces early so that you can empty the hose into the tank and clear the hose.
- Tip the can and place the hose in the lowest corner, and you will get every drop.
[I still use a 1-gallon non-carb can to fill the integral tank on the dinghy outboard. Easier to control when only adding a pint or so.]
I first spotted this as part of a Practical Sailor review titled "Taking the spill out of Fill-Ups."