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  • Funnel Suggestions for refueling a Pontoon at the dock.

    Looking for experienced recommendation for a gas funnel to put gas in our 1st pontoon boat at the dock. The boat sits a little low so it's hard to reach and pour a can of gas into the side fuel opening. It seems to go straight in and can't get a down angle. It also seems to overflow if I try going to fast with the can. Any suggestions on a better set up for using 6 gallon cans. TIA
    Previous Boats: 04 X7, 98 190, 96 205, Sylvan Deck
    Thanks and best wishes, George & Sara Amonette
    256 786 2244
    [email protected]

  • #2
    Shaker siphon hose, or just use a plain hose and do the seal the top with your hand and squeeze the can to start the siphon.

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    • #3
      Shaker siphon like ^he said
      Bailey
      '02 X-9
      Lake Blue Ridge

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      • #4
        Get a long siphon hose. Saves the back and makes it a whole lot easier.
        Previous Boat- 1983 Stars and Stripes

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        • #5
          I use a kit like this for ski boat with the extension. 4.5 gal in less than 30 sec. no separate shaker hose that smells like gas.
          I would think the extension is enough to be able to put spout tip in the fill hole and tip up the can without spilling?

          https://www.amazon.com/EZ-POUR-40051...57191891&psc=1

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          • #6
            http://www.gas-link.com/

            I use this for my pontoon and ski boat and it works great.
            2004 Prostar 197 TT LQ9(sold)
            2008 40th Anniversary Prostar 197 LY6

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            • #7
              I've used a hose clamp to attach a 3'-ish section of plastic hose to the above nozzle from Amazon, punched a hole in the gas can and installed a vent (search Amazon gas can vent kit). Threw away the carb-compliant nozzle. Bought plain caps to put on the gas cans for transport and storage and keep spares of all the parts handy.

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              • #8
                Shaker siphon at Home Depot.

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                • #9
                  Use some sort of siphon pump and hose. If you don't like the shaker version, there are other versions that have a handle pump. Be sure to use one rated for fuel so the plastic doesn't melt.

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                  • #10
                    I built a beer bong like solution back in the early 90's when my Dad got a boat with a similar situation. I used a big funnel https://www.jegs.com/i/JAZ/547/550-0...RoCb7gQAvD_BwE with a 6' vinyl tube extension. Still use it now to fill my bass boat. Other than replace the vinyl tubing every 7 or 8 years from drying out, works like a champ and can pour 5 gals in about 30 seconds.

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                    • #11
                      I bought one of these earlier this season based on a recommendation from this site:

                      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V5Y5532...roduct_details

                      Have been very pleased with how easy it is to get started and how fast it can drain a 5 gallon can.

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                      • #12
                        These are what we use at our ski lake. They are awesome. Come in different diameters. smaller ones are easier to start, but the bigger ones move fuel faster.
                        Shake syphon
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                        2001 Prostar 195 Sold
                        2011 Ski Nautique 200 Current
                        2007 X45 LY6 Current

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                        • #13
                          This:
                          https://www.amazon.com/Wadoy-Siphon-...3102961&sr=8-9

                          3/4" is the way to go. Perfect fill rate; 5 gallon can in about 1 min

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                          • #14
                            I have been seeing a lot of people with these things. the only issue is they appear to be hit or miss on quality. either you get an awesome one or it just sucks. anyway another possible option. In case the amazon link goes down it is a d cell powered fluid transfer pump.

                            https://www.amazon.com/Hhobake-Trans...%2C259&sr=8-15

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                            • #15
                              I love my Lilipad Fuel Funnel. I fuel my Prostar in the same place everytime so it made sense. It is VERY well built of solid anodized aluminum with high quality welds. I can get an entire 5gal can into the boat in less than a minute. I bought an extra mount and placed it near the jetski so refueling at the dock is easy.

                              https://www.lillipadmarine.com/marine-funnel/


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