Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 04 April 2009, 18:48   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Ardfern
Boat name: Moon Raker
Make: Humber Destroyer
Length: 5m +
Engine: Honda BF 90 D
MMSI: 235035994
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 694
Yeah! I got that in Tesco's in Oban a few years ago. Told them they'd lost a good customer. Went across the road for a year or two. Not had a problem recently.

Usually use both stations in Lochgilphead, one 20 litre gerry can in each, and fill up the car. Back home I siphon as much as I can out of the car.

These rules only come in during the tourist season, when they can always sell plenty of petrol. They're forgotten in the winter when times are hard.

Also noticed the trend of fuel increasing in price as the summer unfolds, so we all have to pay more for our fun. 'They' must think we're stupid, when we know it is they who are so if they think we don't remember these things come election day. Vote UKIP
__________________

__________________
alystra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 April 2009, 21:05   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Most petrol stations only make 3p per litre - you can't begrudge them that - not when the Government make about 60p!!!
__________________

__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 April 2009, 03:30   #13
Member
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,217
Most petrol stations where I am have signs up saying "only certified 5L plastic containers can be used".

Our local petrol station will open speciacally for us if we are on service and need to fuel, on average we spend 100 when we fill the 10L jerry cans up so he's happy!
__________________
chewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 April 2009, 03:37   #14
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
The problem is not new. If you search here you will find similar threads. I have only had a complaint once (and like you I had already dispensed the fuel so it was a bit late!). I replied "but thats not a portable container - its a boat fuel tank so it is OK" [I am not sure if this is right - but I think it is!] she just stared at me. She sold me another 25L a few weeks later without a word!
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 April 2009, 04:47   #15
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Polwart View Post
The problem is not new. If you search here you will find similar threads. I have only had a complaint once (and like you I had already dispensed the fuel so it was a bit late!). I replied "but thats not a portable container - its a boat fuel tank so it is OK" [I am not sure if this is right - but I think it is!] she just stared at me. She sold me another 25L a few weeks later without a word!
I'm fairly sure you're right-it counts as filling a demountable tank. I asked an accredited ADR instructor about it when I did my ADR, and he said it's a bit of a grey area if it's a demountable tank of over 25 litres, but up to that it's OK. UN regulations are somewhat different if it's a demountable tank.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 April 2009, 05:32   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Shepperton
Boat name: Shamu
Make: BananaShark
Length: 7m +
Engine: 225 optimax
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lewy View Post
maybe bp are going to become more stringent with this rule. we should keep an eye on them....
actually, i just checked my receipt and it was in fact an Esso garage....................Doh!!
__________________
Lewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 April 2009, 06:44   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Bala
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 134
Quite a handy guide from the RYA.

http://www.rya.org.uk/assets/legal/W...F%20PETROL.pdf

WMM
__________________
whiteminiman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 April 2009, 11:04   #18
JSP
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southport
Boat name: Qudos
Make: 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115 V4
MMSI: 235068784
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,930
Quote:
Originally Posted by whiteminiman View Post
Quite a handy guide from the RYA.

http://www.rya.org.uk/assets/legal/W...F%20PETROL.pdf

WMM
So going off that I can only fill and transport one of my 25L tanks in the car. But if I take the boat to the pump I can fill up. Looks like I may as well invest in a built in tank.
__________________
JSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 April 2009, 11:27   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
I fill 3 x25L & a small 5L at my local Shell - no worries - they are so used to me & other boats now they don't bat an eyelid !

Filled 40L to jetski & small RIB all the time !

I Have 75L sat in the Garage at the mo ! I'm not sure thats 'legal' ! Will be topping up the mian boat later today with it .
__________________
PeterM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 April 2009, 19:28   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
So far I've never had any problems in Portsmouth. I go to an independent/franchise petrol station where they know me and regularly fill up 100+ litres in jerry cans (saving me about 35 a run over marina prices!). They must wonder why my diesel car has such a large petrol tank in the boot. Alternately just go to a pay at pump place after its closed and theres no staff there to tell you not too.
__________________

__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.