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    I'm looking to install a tank for meths storage for the coming season on board. I am not too keen on the fluid being in plastic bottles about the cabin in case of leakage.

    The 1l metal camping fuel bottles would suffice. However I have in mind a 5l or so tank, permanently fitted to bulkhead with a small tap for filling up the cooker's cartridges would be a neater solution.

    Does anyone know where one would look for such a thing?

    Thanks

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    How about 2litre stainless steel thermos flasks for around a tenner each? Loads on e-bay.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/items/__st...=284591_284611

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    How about a fuel tank from a Taylor's cooker, they appear on eBay on a regular basis

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    That Taylor's tank is the idea I was looking for. At 90 for a second hand and dented tank, I may stick to the flask idea though.... will keep an eye out.

    Unless there are other options available akin to the taylors tank but better value?

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    If you buy your meths from a decorators merchants (Brewers, Cane Adam, etc) it comes in a 2.5L metal can.
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    If you use the camping containers you could put them in a bicycle drinks cage, screwed to the bulkhead. Drinking containers are varnished on the inside to avoid tainting the drink, so probably best to use one intended for fuel - same aluminium bottle but not varnished.

    Rob.

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    If I'd wanted to live in a Banana Republic I'd have gone to South America.

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    I have a scrap internal fuel tank off an outboard that could do the job, it's not a regular shape or pretty but it does have a tap on the bottom.

    I use a Fairy liquid bottle, it pours at just about the right rate for the fuel to soak into the wadding, squeeze a bit to speed it up. I keep the bulk in a gallon tin, like an old oil can, but I don't know if it's worth it the 5L plastic ones never failed on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scruff View Post
    I'm looking to install a tank for meths storage for the coming season on board. I am not too keen on the fluid being in plastic bottles about the cabin in case of leakage.

    The 1l metal camping fuel bottles would suffice. However I have in mind a 5l or so tank, permanently fitted to bulkhead with a small tap for filling up the cooker's cartridges would be a neater solution.

    Does anyone know where one would look for such a thing?

    Thanks
    5l?

    Seems rather a lot.

    You using it for recreational purposes or your engine?

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    There are lots of tanks about the right size designed to be bolted to something - Seagull o/b, Atco mower, etc.
    Probably easier to get down to the local scrappy and get a suitable header tank from a car.
    Left hand down a bit.

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