Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25 May 2008, 08:47   #1
Country: Other
Town: San Carlos, Mexico
Boat name: INDE
Make: LOMAC 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200 Merc.
MMSI: Please press 1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,688
Send a message via Skype™ to Limey Linda

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.
Limey Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2008, 09:06   #2
Country: Canada
Town: British Columbia
Make: Gemini
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp 2 str
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,151
Man that's so annoying - your already preoccupied with trying to get your cigarette lit with a dodgy bic lighter in one hand, while trying to fit the gas pump nozzle in the filler tube with the other hand, and then the cell phone starts ringing!

Sounds like someone just cheated the Darwin priciple.
prairie tuber is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:34.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.