With the rising cost of gasoline and to be environmentally friendly, make sure you get every ounce of petro in your boat and not in the lake. We made this homemade funnel for 23 bones after a visit to Home Depot.
The Ultimate Funnel
Materials Needed: one 4″ schedule 40 PVC cap; one 2-foot piece of 4″ schedule 40 PVC pipe; one 4″ to 2″ schedule 40 PVC reducer; one 2″ to ¾” pipe-thread bushing; one ¾” pipe thread to ¾” hose barb coupling; one 3' or longer piece of ¾” hose; one ¾” stainless-steel clamp; one ¼” by 2″ lag bolt; one 1″ by 5″ eye bolt; seven washers and one can of PVC glue.
The Do-It-Yourself Instructions
1. Cut slot in PVC cap to slide over lag bolt once mounted on dock. The cap will keep bugs and water out of your funnel.
2. Cut a 1 1/2″-by-1 1/2″ square hole into the outer side of the 2-foot piece of PVC pipe. This will allow the top of the funnel to hold your hose and give you a place to rest the lip of your can while pouring.
3. Using PVC glue, attach the 4″ to 2″ PVC reducer to the 4″ pipe.
4. Next, glue the 2″ to ¾” pipe thread bushing to the reducer.
5. Screw in the pipe thread to hose barb coupling.
6. Attach hose to hose barb. The hose must be long enough to reach the boat. In some cases, you might need 3 feet of hose and in other cases you could need 10 feet of hose. Be sure you can put the hose through the eye bolt that is going to hold the bottom of the funnel to the dock.
7. Secure hose to hose barb using stainless-steel clamp.
8. Attach the top of the PVC pipe to the wood post using the lag bolt. Remember that the top of the funnel should be at waist level for easy pouring and the bottom of the funnel should be slightly higher than the boat.
9. Use the 1″-by-5″ eye bolt at the bottom of the PVC pipe to hold the hose and the bottom of the funnel in place.