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Old 25 July 2011, 15:41   #1
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Bad Fuel - *@$%!

"I dont believe it", once again, almost exactly a year later, have another tank of rusty fuel.

Fortunately, it caused only one engine to fail, just a few hundred metres from the harbour entrance. We were able to finish the tour on one engine and return the customers safely.

Had to then cancel numerous customers for the next few hours, as our service agents came out to the boat to check it over. The guys at Yellow Penguin (Poole) are highly recommended.

Fuel filters changed,engines tested, we were able to run 2 more trips, but we are having the tanks pumped out first thing in the morning.

Steve

PS the filters should be white ......
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Old 25 July 2011, 15:50   #2
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Where did you get fuel from ?
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Old 25 July 2011, 16:19   #3
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Again! What a nightmare, was it from the same place?
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Not again!

Sorry to hear that Steve. What a pain.

Hope alls well

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Again! What a nightmare, was it from the same place?
Where is the "same place" as I sometimes buy fuel in Poole?
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Had this recently, turned out the welds on my stainless steel tank had started to corrode and let water in. Hope you didn't damage your engine.
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2/3rds of both tanks removed before the fule began to flow anywhere near clean.

The amount and size of the crap was staggering. Fortunately the primary filters did a great job, though became completely clogged and prevented any contamination reaching the secondary filters, pumps and engines.

Yes, stupidly the same source and lets just say it was not land based ....
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That will explain it then....fingers crossed .
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Yes, stupidly the same source and lets just say it was not land based ...

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I dont use that source anymore since moving boat to Cobbs. Hey Steve perhaps consider moving to Cobbs Quay it might work out more financially viable in the long run, MDL membership gives you fuel at cost and also they have a freedom package which gives loads of free nights at other MDL marinas plus discounts off various boating services. Worth considering.
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