Originally Posted by Erin
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.
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.