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Jnag54 posted 06-12-2008 10:37 AM ET (US)   Profile for Jnag54   Send Email to Jnag54  
Where can I buy a locking gas cap (using a real key)? I have 2007 190 Outrage. I did a web search but I did not find one. I'm think with the price of gas continuing to rise, its just a matter of time before we here of frequent thefts of gas. I remeber when I was a little kid our family car got siphoned one night backin the 70's.

Jim

BlueMax posted 06-12-2008 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for BlueMax  Send Email to BlueMax     
I do not know if the gas port for the Outrage is different from a car's so I would check AutoZone / Advance Auto / NAPA Auto. The auto sections of K-Mart and Wal-Mart...
Sal A posted 06-12-2008 03:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
I inquired about one for my 205 Conquest; Boston Whaler told me they did not make one, and did not think one was made that would fit.

I asked because I did have 60 gallons siphoned out of my Parker while she was in the water.

Jnag54 posted 06-13-2008 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jnag54  Send Email to Jnag54     
Thanks for the replys.

60 gallons!! thats what i'm affraid of. I'm sure we will be hearing alot more of these stories

bluewaterpirate posted 06-13-2008 12:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
http://www.wholesalemarine.com/pc/PKO-1324DP0BLK/220002/Fuel+Deck+Fills+ %26+Caps/Replacement+Locking+Gas+Cap+for+1.5+Non-Vented+Fills.html
Sal A posted 06-13-2008 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     

From: cbennett@whaler.com Sent: Tue May 13 12:24

To: sal arnuk <sarnuk@patmedia.net> Priority: Normal

Subject: Re: Service & Parts Order: Sal Arnuk Type: Embeded HTML/Text


Hi Sal,
I haven't come up with one yet...sorry. It must be tricky to set up a locking cap into the existing vented deck plate for some reason.

Another thing to be concerned about, with fuel theft, is the possibility of the thieves cutting the exposed fuel line at the stern. It seems that if they want the fuel bad enough, they'll find a way to get it.

I'll let you know if I find a locking cap.
Regards,
Chuck


sal arnuk <sarnuk@patmedia.net>
05/11/2008 10:01 PM
To "cbennett@whaler.com" <cbennett@whaler.com>
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Subject Re: Service & Parts Order: Sal Arnuk

Thanks Chuck,

So you are saying nobody makes a locking fuel cap that will fit the 2007 205 Conquest? Bummed, but just wanted to confirm. I just had thieves steal 75 gallons out of my Parker.


On 5/7/08 4:12 PM, "cbennett@whaler.com" <cbennett@whaler.com> wrote:


Unfortunately, Boston Whaler does not offer any locks for the fuel deck plates...sorry.
Where the deck plate used on the 205 Conquest is vented, I do not believe there is a locking cap available. Perko only shows a lock for the non-vented fuel fill.

Bulldog posted 06-13-2008 02:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Chuck from Whaler is right, why go to the bother of opening the fuel fill , stuffing a hose down it and starting a siphon, when you just cut the fuel line at the motor and use the suplied primer bulb to get the siphon going, I took 15 gallons of gas out of my Revenge (on the trailer) this way easily....Jack
bluewaterpirate posted 06-13-2008 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Verados don't use an inline primer bulb from the fuel tank but that is a great point.
Bella con23 posted 06-13-2008 04:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
The locking gas cap presented by Bluewaterpirate looks like the answer.
In addition remember the tapering springs you could screw into the fill neck (going back to the '70s on this one.)
That would prevent siphoning as well.
Joe
jharris posted 06-16-2008 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for jharris  Send Email to jharris     
would that locking gas cap presented by bluewaterpirate work on a '07 Outrage 210?

many thanks

Sal A posted 06-16-2008 02:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
According to my understanding, that cap will fit none of our Whalers: 190 Outrage, 210 Outrage, 205 Conquest.
deepwater posted 06-17-2008 12:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
sounds like its time for a sleep over at the old marina,,or a night vision trail camera ,,sell the evidence to the victims to recoup the cost of the camera
Chuck Tribolet posted 06-17-2008 06:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Physics lesson: to siphon gas, the receiving tank level has
to be below the sending tank level. To get any reasonable
flow, it needs to be a couple of feet or more lower. That
makes it really hard to siphon gas from a boat in the water,

Sal A: that gas was probably pumped (using your battery)
not siphoned.

I'm glad my Whaler lives in the garage, and you gotta get
into the Pathfinder to open the lid over the gas cap. And
the 'vette has a locking gas cap, though it rarely gets out
into the wild.


Chuck

Marsh posted 06-17-2008 09:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
Recent reports hereabouts point to how easily locking caps on autos are defeated: thieves simply drive a hole in the underside of the fuel tank, and out comes the fuel.

Veritable outbreak lately, and likely to continue, I suspect.

Marsh

where2 posted 06-23-2008 11:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Having drained the 23 gallons out of my 15_Rage a few times now after hurricane season, I can assure you that using the primer bulb makes for slow going even when your collection tank is 2' below the level of the in hull tank. It takes me atleast 15 minutes to drain 20 gallons... For anyone contemplating it, the tank is presently empty.
Bella con23 posted 06-25-2008 03:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
The modern day "anti-siphon spring"

http://www.wholesalemarine.com/pc/PKO-0525DP0BLK///Fuel+Fill+Locking+ Insert.html?jmid=10603&j=132760415&utm_source=JangoMail& utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Wholesale+Marine+Gas+Giveaway+ %28132760415%29&utm_content=jpasqu1017%40aol%2Ecom
Joe

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