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Old 31 December 2012, 09:56   #21
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Again, just for planning (i.e. check the ones I have in my GPS are still valid!) , where are they?
There is petrol pump (Post Office) just beside the ferry car park in Port Askaig, Islay and also in Craighouse, Jura. The pump is quite a walk from the pontoons in Craighouse and the purchase arrangements are very complicated. Basically, you get a key at the hotel and walk to the pump, fill your boots and return the key and the money to the hotel.

Port Askaig is by far the handier.
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If I drive carefully that 10 miles is the difference between "no fear" & a good run for my Aux, depending on which it is!

As you say refuelling not a big problem (and I carry 82L - and could borrow another 60L capacity for the trip) so I'm not worried, but best to be safe, as you know how many "amazing top speeds" have been claimed here as a result of genuine Nautical / Statute / Km mix-ups.


Again, just for planning (i.e. check the ones I have in my GPS are still valid!) , where are they?
Never fear R I have 40 galls under the deck and carry another 40 on top during ERR so if I'm about you can borrow somr. But as we are going pssed PA and C enroute I dont see a problem. I'll do a track on earth and see what comes up.
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Hop into Street View for a better look at the arrangements. The big pier at Craighouse is close to the fuel, but I don't think it's used by small craft? Tony? Billy?
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Hop into Street View for a better look at the arrangements. The big pier at Craighouse is close to the fuel, but I don't think it's used by small craft? Tony? Billy?

Well no in general termsd as its the old Calmac ferry pier. Thats why the fuel tanks are there. Most folk use the old village jetty now extended by pontoons.
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Well no in general termsd as its the old Calmac ferry pier. Thats why the fuel tanks are there. Most folk use the old village jetty now extended by pontoons.
A wee folding handcart would be useful

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A wee folding handcart would be useful

No I'll just send the 'Honestman' and the other 'crew'. But like you I would re-fill at PA and if I did need to top-up at C then I would tie-up to the old calmac pier and save the shoe leather!!
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If I drive carefully that 10 miles is the difference between "no fear" & a good run for my Aux, depending on which it is!
No matter what or why - it is best practise to always carry a 1/3 extra fuel
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No matter what or why - it is best practise to always carry a 1/3 extra fuel
Show them the pic of bouncer fuelled up Joe with the extra tanks on.
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No matter what or why - it is best practise to always carry a 1/3 extra fuel
I know that! - but it does illustrate the nautical vs statute issue nicely


Willk & Jambo - thanks. my locations are still extant!
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