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Old 07-11-2018, 09:14 PM
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Gas at the dock

What are your solutions to filling gas at the dock?

I have a 55 gal tank and there is no gas on our lake.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:31 PM
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I have a 275 gal tank in my barn at the lake. I pull the boat and gear back to sit in the barn every night. Fill up every morning. We bring ice on the way down and keep in a freezer, so I bypass the marina altogether.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:56 PM
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6 5 gallon and 2 1.25 gallon tanks. They have gas on the lake here but no sense paying an extra buck a gallon...
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:24 PM
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I have a 275 gal tank in my barn at the lake. I pull the boat and gear back to sit in the barn every night. Fill up every morning. We bring ice on the way down and keep in a freezer, so I bypass the marina altogether.
I wish that were an option.

My yard at the lake place is maybe 4-5,000 sq ft.

I don’t even keep the trailer with the boat.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:29 PM
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120+ vertical steps from driveway to dock at our lake place. Still fuel 3 boats and 3 jet skis with 5 gal cans. Marina is 12 miles away and $1/gal more and they don’t even say “thank you come again”

If you have gradual slope to lake I would use a gas caddy.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:37 PM
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I have a few 5 gal racing fuel cans that work pretty well, but I was hoping for something easier.

Maybe Iím looking for a nice gas caddy that holds 30-45 gallons.

Itís flat from the house to the lake.

Iím concerned how you unload a 200lb + gas caddy from the back of a truck.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:58 PM
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5 gallon cans are the easiest to handle at the station and the dock. We don't use as much as most per outing.. I fill it when we put in the spring. Then just bring a can or 2 down to the dock when we go out for a few sets. Seems to keep it near full unless we go for a big all day cruise. In which case I'll just bring down 2 cans for the next couple times out. Again though we only go out for an hour or so get our sets in and then hang it up.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:06 PM
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5 gallon cans are the easiest to handle at the station and the dock. We don't use as much as most per outing.. I fill it when we put in the spring. Then just bring a can or 2 down to the dock when we go out for a few sets. Seems to keep it near full unless we go for a big all day cruise. In which case I'll just bring down 2 cans for the next couple times out. Again though we only go out for an hour or so get our sets in and then hang it up.
Thanks, makes perfect sense to just do it in small increments so there is no huge burden to fill it. Now if only I can discipline myself.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:09 PM
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Gas caddy looks neat until you have to load / unload it when full as you said.
Neighbor had one and sold due to that.
5 gal cans work for skiing. Wake/surf likely uses more gas so could be more of hassle.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:19 PM
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I try to keep a couple cans ready to go in the garage so it's not a special trip to fill up and waste more time. If I'm running to the store or something I'll toss the cans in the car or if I'm getting gas in the car it's a no brainier. Just keeping some full on hand is huge wether for the boat, mower etc..
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