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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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good performance (11)
  • Weather proof (11)
  • Reliable (9)

Cons

  • Poor design (5)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (16)
  • Personal crafts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (16), Advanced (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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

 

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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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
         
        5.0

        Low profile fits well on our 17' sled.

        By Tuck & Mysterry

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

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

            Fits well on our 17' sled - can't wait to test it out on the water.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works good

            By Joe

            from Houston Tx

            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:

              Works nice for our small boat

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just what I needed

              By MPSINC

              from SAn Diego

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Performance
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Had several before, just what we needed.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

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