WASHINGTON – A boater in Stuart, Fl. reportedly pulled his center console up to the fuel dock last week and filled her up – pumping the gas into his fishing rod holder.
Distracted by a cell phone call, the boat’s owner mistakenly inserted the pump into the holder near the fuel fill and then proceeded to walk and talk on the dock as roughly 100 gallons of $4.39-a-gallon gasoline from the Finest Kind Marina filled the boat’s bilge, according to the story in the Orlando Sentinel’s Sailing Florida blog May 15.
The goof was noticed only when the bilge pumps activated, sending the fuel into the water, according to the blog. A marina employee said the small spill – roughly 15 gallons – was quickly cleaned.
The boat was towed from the facility, pulled from the water, pumped out and cleaned before returning to its slip the same day. The boat's owner was not named by the blog.
Running around like a head with it's chicken cut off.