How many of you use a 12 V pump to top off your boat's fuel tank after a day on the water ?
Since I only use non ethanol gas in my 4
stroke Suzuki I seldom require more then 10-15 gallons of fuel to top off the
boat’s tank. I NEVER tow the boat into a
gas station since the recreational gas stations in my area are NOT close to my
normal routes between ramps and the house. Secondly, I only fish on weekdays so
I would hit rush hour as well which means I might have to wait quite a while
before I could get the boat up to a recreational gas pump. So what I do a few days after I have used the
boat is to employ a 12 V Holly electrical pump to empty two or three jerry jugs into the
boat’s tank. To power the pump I use a jump battery to avoid connections
that might spark. In other words, all I have to do is turn a switch AFTER I connect
the pump’s alligator clips to the battery’s jumpers. (No sparks are created in
this manner). The Holly (Red Label model) will pump out a five gallon jug in
just three minutes, so my refueling takes less than 20
minutes including setup and breakdown.