Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to certify or notify the EPA if I switch to Big Dog Marine Carbon Canisters?
A: No need to contact EPA. With Big Dog Marine Carbon Canisters the boat builder is completely covered by the component COC (certificate of conformance).

 

Q: Do I need to have my fuel systems approved by Big Dog Marine?
A: No. Our subject matter expert is happy to help you with system designs and protecting the carbon from liquid water or fuel however it is not required. All that you are required to do is install the canisters per our instruction sheets.

 

Q: Can I switch my current Carbon Canister Diurnal Fuel System to a Big Dog Marine Canister?
A: Yes, we pride ourselves on the ease and convenience to switch. Our canisters are a simple plug & plug swap with all major canister systems due to our high performance, industry standard hose barbs, and standard attachment brackets.

 

Q: Can I switch my Pressure Relief based Diurnal Fuel System to a Big Dog Marine Carbon Canister system?
A: Yes however the non-pressurized carbon canister system will require additional component changes such as a simplified deckfill, and anti-siphon valve.

 

Q: Are Big Dog Marine Canisters ABYC certified?
A: Big Dog Marine Canisters are designed and validated to the strictest performance standards. They are not an ABYC certified component, however our canisters pass every requirement in C-2 Carbon Canisters for Marine Applications.

 

Q: Are your canisters CARB approved and available for sale in California?
A: Big Dog Marine canisters are currently 49 State approved and not yet available for California. Email us if you need a CARB certified solution and we will explain the timing for CARB certification.