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PBO reader David Goad got in touch to en­thuse about a prod­uct that makes trans­fer­ring fuel from cans to his boat’s tanks easy and free of mess. “I’ve fi­nally cracked the prob­lem with a syphon pump called a Jig­gle,” he says. “Now all I do is place one end of the syphon tube in the boat’s tank, the other end (with the Jig­gle at­tach­ment) in the fuel can and jig­gle it up and down un­til the pipe fills and the flow starts.”

It’s pos­si­ble to siphon from a can with a length of hosepipe, us­ing the dinghy pump to pres­surise the air above the fuel in the can to start the siphon. All that’s needed is to use kitchen towel to make a rea­son­ably air­tight seal around the pipes. How­ever, at a cost of well un­der £10, why not fol­low David’s ex­am­ple and in­vest in a Jig­gle – they’re widely avail­able.

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