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Old 07-21-2008, 01:48 PM
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There was a story here last week about some theives stealing a thousand gallons of gas from a local gas station in the middle of the day!

Where in the hell do you put 1000 gallons and how do you do it un-noticed? Something smells fishy.

As far as the boat, it's 40 feet in the air at my marina. Hopefully my gas is safe there.
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Now correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't it be really easy to just take the screws out of the flange? That defeats the whole purpose.

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Old 07-21-2008, 02:44 PM
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Now correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't it be really easy to just take the screws out of the flange? That defeats the whole purpose.
If you can gain access,thru bolt w/self locking nut's.
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Now correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't it be really easy to just take the screws out of the flange? That defeats the whole purpose.
1. Through bolt.
2. Most fuel full lines don't have a lot of slack in them, and are semi-rigid. As long as you have a couple (should have at least two) hose clamps on tight, you would not be able to lift it out of its hole.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:11 PM
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Tamper resistant stainless screws also from http://www.mcmaster.com/.
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