Fuel Tank Problem

I recently purchased a 67L plastic tank to use as an under-floor fuel storage (see photo), the problem is when the boat is on the trailer it sits at an angle which seems to reduce the capacity of the tank when filling to about 50L. To try and fix this I want to spin the tank around and have the filling point at its highest but in order to make sure I can use all the fuel I need to have the internal tank pick up hose to draw from the lowest point in the tank. To achieve this I need to make the internal tank pickup hosing longer. When looking at the hose I noticed it seemed to be just black pvc ribbed 10mm hosing. My question is, Is this hosing ok for this purpose? and if so where can I get some more of it? The tank is easily accessible and the hosing can be monitored over time if required.

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 Couplers in malga have the

Tue, 2018-03-13 08:49

 Couplers in malga have the right stuff 


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 You will need to ensure

Tue, 2018-03-13 08:50

 You will need to ensure whatever you get is fuel rated. Or you can gave problems of the fuel breaking down the plastic and be ingested into your motor causing major headaches. Somewhere like enzed is the place to go.


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North/south river

Tue, 2018-03-13 09:04

Try ,Hose mart.



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Thanks to the all the replys

Tue, 2018-03-13 10:19

Thanks to the all the replys and for future reference Couplers in Malaga is the only one of the three mentioned that had a submersible fuel line but they want $140 l/m.

Prior to getting the tank I have used various portable tanks and I have added a picture of a fuel pick up replacement part that has what seems to be clear tubing, I checked my old Scepter tanks and they have the same (5 years old) surley this type of tubing wouldn't cost $140 l/m. Anyone know where to get this? 

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 Repco or covs would probably

Tue, 2018-03-13 10:37

 Repco or covs would probably have that. 


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Just add a length

Tue, 2018-03-13 12:33

 Of ally or stainless tube to the existing hose

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 Just put a breather at the

Wed, 2018-03-14 08:56

 Just put a breather at the other end of the tank to get rid of the air pocket and it would be an easier mod to do