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WEST MARINE Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.

Model # 13854211Mfg # 88WM101-2

$64.99

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Product Description

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. Two-year warranty.

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.

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West MarineLow Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.
 
2.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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    Cons

    • Poor design (4)

    Best Uses

    • Small boats (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5), Advanced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A ruggedly built tank.

    I give this tank double duty for my outboard and also my emergency power generator which I converted to accept fuel from this tank which allows for quick changeovers without messy refueling.

    I give this tank double duty for my outboard and also my emergency power generator which I converted to accept fuel from this tank which allows for quick changeovers without messy refueling.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Hate IT!!!

    Danger, Will Robinson!
    These are non-venting tanks. You will have to use special aviation sealant, a special in-line pressure regulator and have lots of luck to get these temperamental tanks to simply...Read complete review

    Danger, Will Robinson!
    These are non-venting tanks. You will have to use special aviation sealant, a special in-line pressure regulator and have lots of luck to get these temperamental tanks to simply operate.
    I purchased two of these tanks last month. They have caused me NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS! These crazy tanks OVERPRESSURE the engines fuel system and spill gas all over the place. I know these are EPA compliant, BUT SO WHAT, I REALLY DON'T CARE! As a boater I want/demand a fuel system that is reliable. A simple and well designed gas tank is an essential component to achieving a reliable fuel system. This Rube Goldberg version of a gas tank has so many specialized components that there's a lot that can and DOES go wrong. These tanks have spilled more gas in the past month, than I've spilled in forty years of boating.
    One of my tanks completely over pressurized and spewed its entire contents into my boat. Pools of fuel stream from the engine into the lake during every start because the tanks over pressurize the carb.(My motors are both two stroke, Yamahas; 5hp and 25HP).
    If you want reliability, stay away from this piece of JUNK. Obviously the folks at the EPA aren't Boater's. And too bad that the mariners at West Marine didn't do a better job of vetting these ventless tanks. If you're on your way to buy one, allow me to save you a trip, as West Marine only carries this one brand of tank.

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    1.0

    Leaks fuel around the inoperable gauge

    By Fishing in a fire hazard

    from Bradenton, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Low Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.:

        The fuel gauge does not work, and it has two small holes on either side of it which leak fuel when trying to carry the tank around. If you can find a model without the gauge, it might not be so bad.

         
        1.0

        West Marine needs to take their name off

        By Racin Robert

        from Charleston, SC

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Low Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.:

            As the previous reviewer noted, it leaks terribly. When used in a dink, it heats up in the sun and soon fuel is everywhere...was that not what the EPA was trying to prevent...there are others on the market better suited

             
            5.0

            Good quality, good size for 14' jonboat

            By kayakfisherman

            from Blacksburg

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Low Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.:

                  This tank is a great size for the back of my Monark Jonboat

                   
                  1.0

                  How hard is it to makea tank that works?

                  By DefinitelyMe

                  from Bermuda

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Leaks Fuel
                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Low Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.:

                      This tank is an absolute waste of money. I bought it because i liked the idea of saving fuel and not wasting it through evaporation. The tank pressurizes and the pressure drives the fuel out past the valve (it doesn't come with a valve fitting and the ones you buy separately are not designed to hold back that kind of pressure) and either forces it into the engine or spills it out onto the deck depending on whether you have it permanently attached or not. It also leaks fuel out around the guage when you're carrying it or if you leave it standing up. I now leave the cap unscrewed, which completely defeats the purpose of the whole 'low permeation' thing but at least i don't lose the whole tank of gas into the bilge. I'll be getting a standard vented cap shortly and throwing this one away.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Hate IT!!!

                      By Michigan Boater

                      from the lakes of Michigan and Ontario.

                      About Me Professional

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Low Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.:

                          Danger, Will Robinson!
                          These are non-venting tanks. You will have to use special aviation sealant, a special in-line pressure regulator and have lots of luck to get these temperamental tanks to simply operate.
                          I purchased two of these tanks last month. They have caused me NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS! These crazy tanks OVERPRESSURE the engines fuel system and spill gas all over the place. I know these are EPA compliant, BUT SO WHAT, I REALLY DON'T CARE! As a boater I want/demand a fuel system that is reliable. A simple and well designed gas tank is an essential component to achieving a reliable fuel system. This Rube Goldberg version of a gas tank has so many specialized components that there's a lot that can and DOES go wrong. These tanks have spilled more gas in the past month, than I've spilled in forty years of boating.
                          One of my tanks completely over pressurized and spewed its entire contents into my boat. Pools of fuel stream from the engine into the lake during every start because the tanks over pressurize the carb.(My motors are both two stroke, Yamahas; 5hp and 25HP).
                          If you want reliability, stay away from this piece of JUNK. Obviously the folks at the EPA aren't Boater's. And too bad that the mariners at West Marine didn't do a better job of vetting these ventless tanks. If you're on your way to buy one, allow me to save you a trip, as West Marine only carries this one brand of tank.

                           
                          5.0

                          A ruggedly built tank.

                          By ken

                          from Northern, NJ

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Personal Crafts
                            • Small Boats

                            Comments about Low Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.:

                            I give this tank double duty for my outboard and also my emergency power generator which I converted to accept fuel from this tank which allows for quick changeovers without messy refueling.

                             
                            5.0

                            Well made, good price

                            By Skipwknot

                            from Florida

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Performance
                            • Reliable
                            • Weather Resistant

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Small Boats

                              Comments about Low Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.:

                              Great for use in our inflatable dingy.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Nice fuel tank

                              By CG

                              from Massachusetts

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Low Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.:

                              Nice design, quality seems good so far.

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Good tank except cap

                              By The dude

                              from Long Island, NY

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Pros

                              • Tank Thickness

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Small Boats

                                Comments about Low Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.:

                                Tank construction I very good decently thicker then previous tanks I've had, gas gauge works as good as a gauge on one of these tanks will. What I hate is the ventless cap, when the tank is in the sun it will expand and the only way to release the pressure is to unscrew the cap. Replaced the cap with a vented cap problem solved.

                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Gas gauge does not work

                                By Rattle28

                                from New York

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Weather Resistant

                                Cons

                                • Gas Gauge Does Not Work

                                Best Uses

                                • Small Boats

                                Comments about Low Permeation Above Deck Fuel Tank, 19 13/16"L x 13 1/2"W x 9 3/16"H, 6 Gal.:

                                Just bought. Filled it just to find gas gauge did not work

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