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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

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.

  • 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.

Specs

6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank

Type Gas

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West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank
 
3.8

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Weather proof (16)
  • Good performance (14)
  • Reliable (12)

Cons

  • Poor design (5)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (22)
  • Personal crafts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (19), Advanced (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

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

 

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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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
                   
                  5.0

                  Solid tank.

                  By MA

                  from South Carolina.

                  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:

                    Seems sturdy.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    mike

                    By mike

                    from phoenix

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Performance
                    • Reliable
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Personal Crafts

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

                      perfect size easy to slide out and fill.very durable

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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