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Old 05-11-2006, 07:53 AM
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I used to have a 150 gallon tank in the back of a 1 ton,scared me to death driving it around.Had a very good friend burn to death in a truck with a similar setup that was involved in a minor accident.Go for the trailer setup.
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:07 AM
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It may be a smart idea for us in the Richmond area to build a community refueling trailer. Some of our counties are doing this mandatory Ethanol thing, and personally, I plan to avoid the counties that have it mandated when it comes to fueling my boat, and I unfortunately live in one. We have a local fueling expert, and he may chime in.
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Brian, Hopefully I will have mine down at teh lake next weekend and you can look at it, to get some ideas

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We use a setup kinda like this for jetski rentals..its a trailer with a tank on it, but instead of hauling it around it has a privacy fence around it and a 12v battery there to power it. Once a week the guy from the local fuel co. comes and fills it up, and the price is a few cents cheaper than the gas station on the corner. His truck has a nice long hose so the tank can be a good distance from the street and because its a portable tank it avoids most permitting issues. Just a thought, if your town has a fuel co. that delivers.
 
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The ag. and commercial guys have been using transfer tanks for decades. I'd think a person would be able to run a similar set up for fueling the boat.
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few points
1- a fuel tank is safer full then empty, somebody mentioned that they left there's empty for safty reasons.
2- I have fuel delivered to my property 500 gallons at a time. I can have the fuel delivered for LESS than I pay on the street. I have a holding tank and a pump.

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It may be a smart idea for us in the Richmond area to build a community refueling trailer. Some of our counties are doing this mandatory Ethanol thing, and personally, I plan to avoid the counties that have it mandated when it comes to fueling my boat, and I unfortunately live in one. We have a local fueling expert, and he may chime in.
Brian, exactly what I'm hoping to do here in NJ Hope to get a few guys interested. Who's your local fueling expert?
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We use a setup kinda like this for jetski rentals..its a trailer with a tank on it, but instead of hauling it around it has a privacy fence around it and a 12v battery there to power it. Once a week the guy from the local fuel co. comes and fills it up, and the price is a few cents cheaper than the gas station on the corner. His truck has a nice long hose so the tank can be a good distance from the street and because its a portable tank it avoids most permitting issues. Just a thought, if your town has a fuel co. that delivers.
That's an option worth looking into too. Then again, friends and neighbors would be pulling up at my dock to fuel up then wifey will just love that
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few points
1- a fuel tank is safer full then empty, somebody mentioned that they left there's empty for safty reasons.
2- I have fuel delivered to my property 500 gallons at a time. I can have the fuel delivered for LESS than I pay on the street. I have a holding tank and a pump.

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Brian, exactly what I'm hoping to do here in NJ Hope to get a few guys interested. Who's your local fueling expert?
Maybe Point Bay Fuel can come fill up the tank on your property?

Get the boat in the water yet?
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