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Why not just use a outboard fuel bulb to start a syphon?

Just be sure to put the bulb close to the can.

You could even put a shut off valve on the dink end.

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There are plenty of manual siphon pumps on the market that work well.

Ace Hardware and NAPA are a couple of locations to find one along with SimpleSiphons.com.

Even in the tropics

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Here's what I use to get diesel to my boat. I don't run the engine that much and the nearest pumps on the lake are inconvenient. A fellow sailor at the dock has used the same one for 5 years. Cheap, simple and it works great.

Also, it's a built in joke when you describe how to use it when your friends want to borrow it.

Shaker Siphon Hose
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I use a "Super Siphon Hose". It works like a dream, no electricity. Here is a link:
You can find more info at baproducts.com/siphon.htm.
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yep. same thing.
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There are plenty of manual siphon pumps on the market that work well.
The operative phrase here is 'work well'. I bought my hand pump from the hardware store. It worked fine the first time but since then it won't hold the prime without a struggle. I liked the basic operation so I'd like to find one that holds up.
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