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Old 16 June 2009, 13:57   #41
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Has to be carted by jerry can from the nearby petrol station. Sadly no longer duty free. The road tax is included in the fuel price these days.
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Old 16 June 2009, 13:59   #42
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There's a small pontoon intended only for smaller boats (up to 4m if I remember correctly)at the end of the outer harbour where (with the prior consent of the harbourmaster) you can moor temporarily to fill up by cans from the garage that's about 500m up the hill from the harbour.

If you need more than one jouney, the garage will let you come and go however many times you need if you leave a credit card behind the counter. Several cans, a trolley that can carry them and some means of transferring the petrol to the tank on the boat makes things easier.
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Old 16 June 2009, 14:04   #43
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Thanks for the info.

Is this feasible or do all you guys have big tanks or diesel?

I've got a 90ltr tank and a 25ltr reserve tank.

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Old 16 June 2009, 14:24   #44
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I have a 225 litre tank which should give me sufficient to get there and back at moderate cruising speed but without leaving the recommended reserve of one third of a tank. I therefore always fill up before the return journey.
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I have a 225 litre tank which should give me sufficient to get there and back at moderate cruising speed but without leaving the recommended reserve of one third of a tank. I therefore always fill up before the return journey.
So you will be doing the trip to and fro to the petrol station, right?

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Old 16 June 2009, 14:41   #46
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Alderney

Hi Tim ,
Matt and Venturers were planning going to Alderney , would
like to join you save taking2 Ribs
Whats the dates
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With a little bit of organisation it would be possible to borrow and share a few 25ltr tanks to say get 100 litres to the boat in one go. I'm sure one of the chandlers would ferry some cans in a car if required. I certainly would be happy to help if I make it up (subject to my parent's not needing their car)

If there's water in the inner harbour then you can pull up along side to offload/load for a few mins. You're unlikely to get a stroppy official demanding you move on.
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With a little bit of organisation it would be possible to borrow and share a few 25ltr tanks to say get 100 litres to the boat in one go. I'm sure one of the chandlers would ferry some cans in a car if required. I certainly would be happy to help if I make it up (subject to my parent's not needing their car)

If there's water in the inner harbour then you can pull up along side to offload/load for a few mins. You're unlikely to get a stroppy official demanding you move on.
Hi all,

Sorry I have not been around to offer some info to the fuel discussion - been learning how to build big paravanes! (Don't ask)

Mainbrayce now do petrol in cans, currently they are experimenting with reduced duty by claiming the road tax back. At the time of writing this makes their petrol a few ppl cheaper than buying direct from the harbour's petrol station. In any event they will take care of all the fetching and carrying and they have the berth in the inner harbour.

If there are any problems we will be on hand to help move stuff about.

One note about the dinghy pontoon - yes it is sometimes possible to briefly put a boat there for loading but it is generally more relaxed if you use the breakwater slipway where you can tie alongside at all but the lowest tide.
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If theres room for one more then i am up for a trip
as long as the weather is half good
cant aford to get stuck there as my son leaves for Bali on the Monday
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Old 17 June 2009, 11:06   #50
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to Poole also

Hello Tim

We would be keen to join you this Saturday on the run to Poole.
We will be around the Alum bay/Needles watching the Round the Island race.
and if you are able to radio us as you pass us we can join along.
Boat name StormBreaker.
where in Poole are you planning to stop?
Look forward to meeting some new faces along the way.
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