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WEST MARINE
6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank

$64.99

In stock online.
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine 6 Gallon Low Permeation Above-Deck Fuel Tank
 
3.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good performance (7)
  • Weather proof (7)
  • Reliable (6)

Cons

  • Poor design (5)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (12)
  • Personal crafts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (13), Advanced (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I can safely bypass a compromised main gas tank

My existing main gas tank is questionable and has the potential of creating problems. This solves the whole issue and I can control the quality of the fuel better. The design is safe and...Read complete review

My existing main gas tank is questionable and has the potential of creating problems. This solves the whole issue and I can control the quality of the fuel better. The design is safe and easy to use.

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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5.0

Great tank

By Frzbrn61

from Nj

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

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

Ur survey is to long

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Good product, If I need another one I would buy it there.

By Scott h

from Reno, NV

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:

    Small boat

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great!

    By Bayliner

    from Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Performance
    • Reliable
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Personal Crafts
      • Small Boats

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

      Nice design fits great in the small fuel cabinet we have on our boat

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent quality!

      By .

      from Rochester NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Availability
      • Excellent quality

      Cons

      • A Little Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

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

      Prices are a little high, but getting supplies and parts is never an issue so far.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent products

      By Luis

      from PR

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Performance
      • Reliable
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Personal Crafts
        • Small Boats

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

        Best fo fuel extender

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I can safely bypass a compromised main gas tank

        By none

        from San Diego, Ca.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

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

          My existing main gas tank is questionable and has the potential of creating problems. This solves the whole issue and I can control the quality of the fuel better. The design is safe and easy to use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          EPA? APPROVED?

          By ss427

          from Seabeck WA.

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

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

              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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EASY TO FILL AND USE

              By LURTZ

              from mICHIGAN

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Boats

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

                  EASY TO USE!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  wonderful tank.

                  By Omar

                  from tampa

                  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:

                    Great product

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    works

                    By stumpbumper

                    from Galveston, Tx.

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Boats

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

                      Works good, has a fuel gauge built in so no more lifting and going by weight. Shopped around and this was a better deal due to the fact that it had the gauge for approx. the same cost as others without

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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