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Reader Robert Prange’s Canadian Sailcraft 36T, Eau de Vie, catches a fresh breeze off Nova Scotia (at left). Prange wrote in with a tip about using this cheap stopcock (above) to control drip from a shaker siphon while filling fuel jerry cans.

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In response to your December 2015 article on fuel overfill prevention devices: After my own frustrating experiences with fuel spills when using jerry cans at sea and at anchor, I have been using a shaker siphon for several years. However, the handling of the siphon afterwards always resulted in some dripping, and the twistiness of the tubing added to the problem.

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