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WEST MARINE
6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank

$64.99

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Model # 13854211 | Mfg # 88WM101-2

These all-new designs virtually eliminate fuel evaporation and loss by containing fuel vapor within the tank instead of venting it wastefully to the atmosphere. They’re better for the environment and reduce fuel costs as all the fuel you purchase stays where it belongs—in your tank. Similar to automotive industry systems, these tanks feature a tethered, ratcheted fuel cap with a high-flow automatic vacuum valve that ensures optimal flow under all conditions. When combined with self-sealing fuel fittings, they create an integrated fuel system that is good for both the environment and your pocketbook.

Each tank features a 90° 1/4" NPT fuel fitting and an easy-to-read, slosh resistant, high contrast fuel gauge that accurately monitors the level of remaining fuel without requiring the removal of the fuel cap. Seamless, injection molded, multi-layer construction provides, beyond their stated fuel capacity, a 5% vapor space to safely allow for fuel thermal expansion and an additional 2-Cycle oil capacity to achieve a 1:16 ratio mix. Designed, built and certified to meet the requirements of EPA CFR 40 and California CCR 2468.

  • Capacity: 6 Gallon
  • Dimensions: 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H
  • Warranty: Two years

Note: Any low-permeation tank may become pressurized when exposed to direct sunlight or any other source of heat. Under these conditions you may see the tank expand or bulge. Do not place the tank in a confined area that prevents this normal expansion. Pressurized low-permeation fuel system components require a thread sealant specifically designed for the unique conditions they create to maintain a leak-proof seal at their threaded connections. Tape-type thread sealants will not withstand the pressurized conditions potentially created within low-permeation systems. Permatex Aviation Form-A-Gasket No. 3, Model 13630512, is recommended for all low-permeation fuel system threaded connections.

6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank

Type Gas

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West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank
 
3.7

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Weather proof (17)
  • Good performance (14)
  • Reliable (12)

Cons

  • Poor design (7)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (24)
  • Personal crafts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (20), Advanced (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just what I expected from west marine another fine product

I make it a point to shop at the Gig Harbor store. Gary, Fred and the rest of the Gang make it a fun experience. They go out of their way to help...Read complete review

I make it a point to shop at the Gig Harbor store. Gary, Fred and the rest of the Gang make it a fun experience. They go out of their way to help me and to get me the right product or part no matter how strange it may be. I also rely on their expertise to point me in the right direction and answer my questions. I like to drop in and see what's new on the store shelves to see what I might get next with my gold membership points. One added point, on several occasions I bought an extended warranty and one item malfunctioned it was imidiatly replaced with out hesitation or a problem. Thank You

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

EPA? APPROVED?

Sorry, no vent is a terrible idea. I just bought two six gallon tanks for the dingy. While parked at our marina, the staff was called to deal with our leaking fuel....Read complete review

Sorry, no vent is a terrible idea. I just bought two six gallon tanks for the dingy. While parked at our marina, the staff was called to deal with our leaking fuel. They disconnected the engine (25hp Yamaha) because fuel was leaking from the carbs. The tanks were blown out of proportion so that they looked like a balloon. And only about 6 gallons of fuel was remaining out of 12 gallons. (both were full) Bad idea. They're going back to the local WM store.

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2.0

Inflates like a balloon in hot weather

By Whaler owner

from Maryland

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Weather Resistant

Cons

  • Poor Design

Best Uses

  • Small Boats

Comments about West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank:

I purchased this fuel tank to fit under the seat of a Boston Whaler. When I first installed the tank, the fit was fine. As soon as the temperature heated up at all, though, the ventless fuel tank inflated to the point where it was applying substantial pressure on the bench seat above it. Without any vent, I have to loosen the cap regularly to release the pressure build-up. The ventless design seems poor. Will be returning this to my local WM.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

does not work, store will not return it

By TC

from stockton ca

About Me Advanced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats

    Comments about West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank:

    Bought all new fittings and hose it will not draw gas from tank. Went back to store they are no help and will not return it. I am questioning shopping at west marine.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Just what I expected from west marine another fine product

    By Steve Wagner

    from Gig Harbor

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

      Comments about West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank:

      I make it a point to shop at the Gig Harbor store. Gary, Fred and the rest of the Gang make it a fun experience. They go out of their way to help me and to get me the right product or part no matter how strange it may be. I also rely on their expertise to point me in the right direction and answer my questions. I like to drop in and see what's new on the store shelves to see what I might get next with my gold membership points. One added point, on several occasions I bought an extended warranty and one item malfunctioned it was imidiatly replaced with out hesitation or a problem. Thank You

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      great buy, great price, works fine with new vent

      By john jr

      from pennsylvania

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Performance
      • Quiet
      • Reliable
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank:

        Searched. The web found west marine the best

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great product, very compact.

        By G-man

        from Baffin Bay, Texas

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Performance
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank:

          I was pleased with the help that I received from the salesman at West Marine. He understood my need to get back on the water quickly and made sure that everything hooked up correctly.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Causes both air & water pollution by my engine

          By Mark

          from Marion,MA

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Results in both air n H2O pollution

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank:

            The ventless tank forces gasoline under the pressure of heated vapor through the engine while the engine is at rest (40hp 2-stroke Yamaha 20-year old). I have enclosed the tank in white plastic garbage bags to limit solar heating. It still blows up like a wood tick. I live in Massachusetts. I estimate that roughy half of the two tanks of gasoline I purchased ended up in the harbor. The engine produces a gas film on the water surface and the smell of gasoline is strong. Today I will see if I can fit an older vented cap to it. I trust you will see more of these reviews.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great 6 gal. Fuel tank

            By TC

            from Currituck NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Personal Crafts

              Comments about West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank:

              This tank is easy to fuel and confortable to carry. It also stands upright

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              tank was on sale and was exactly what i was looking for

              By joe

              from mobile alabama

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Boats

                Comments about West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank:

                Small fishing boat

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                It fit great in my boat

                By Geppy

                from Cape Coral Fl

                About Me Beginner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank:

                  It fit great in my boat

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Does not have valve

                  By D Nickles

                  from Carthage, NY

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Performance
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Boats
                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank:

                    Gauge works perfect, all it needs is a valve to release pressure.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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