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Old 02 August 2018, 07:25   #1
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Best place for fuel near Oban...

Hi Guys,
Just found out that Puffin divers are no longer supplying fuel at their pontoon.
Anyone know of any solution that does not involve hoofing it with jerrycans to the Tesco..
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Be careful if you find no other water side petrol .
At one gas station just out of Oban they just shut off the pump when they saw simple plastic canisters .
I got for a friend and myself a set of Scepter military canisters and they are approved for petrol .
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There are two places.
One is in the marina on Kerrera the other is at Dunstaffnage about 3 to 4 nmiles north of Oban..
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I thought both those were diesel only? Good to know if petrol is available
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We've always filled up at the Tesco in Oban, never had a problem filling Scepter cans.
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Anyone know of any solution that does not involve hoofing it with jerrycans to the Tesco..
I've not heard of dockside petrol on the west coast? Maybe someone has good news? You Dublin lads are totes spoiled IMO

Tesco was the obvious goto for cans - I'd be sneaky IIWY.

May I ask are you trailering or cruising north? If you're cruising then you have several ALMOST dockside options to consider. Sort of topping up locations, if you get my drift...
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In Scotland you have TWO places that you can fill up from a pontoon with petrol – Largs & Portavadie !

We pass two BP service stations on the way to Inverkip one will only allow one petrol can to be filled but the other is more than happy for me to fill my 6x25ltr cans !
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Esso garage as you head towards dunstaffnage marina
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In Scotland you have TWO places that you can fill up from a pontoon with petrol Largs & Portavadie !

We pass two BP service stations on the way to Inverkip one will only allow one petrol can to be filled but the other is more than happy for me to fill my 6x25ltr cans !
I bid THREE ......Holy Loch Marina !

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Keep up Billy ! It's already on the list ........
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Ok five Troon
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Troon is FOUR........
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Petrol at a pontoon in Scotland

Ok I stand corrected THREE places to get petrol at a pontoon in Scotland

1 - Largs On water, 24 hour diesel and unleaded petrol
2 - Portavdie
3 - Holy Loch
0 - Troon - On-water 24 hour fuel dock serving diesel

If you are boatin out of the Oban area fuel/petrol is easy to get at Tobermory if you have jerry cans short walk to the petrol station.
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Provided you have the fuel to get from oban to Tobermory lol
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Current list:

1 - Largs On water, 24 hour diesel and unleaded petrol
2 - Portavdie
3 - Holy Loch
0 - Tobermory short walk with jerry cans
0 - Troon - On-water 24 hour fuel dock serving diesel
0 - Craobh - Gas/water/diesel available also laundrette & well stocked chandlery.
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If you are going from oban to largs/troon/holyloch/portavadie for fuel I would argue you didn't need it, that is some detour!

P.s James watt sells petrol btw, the clyde has decent coverage.
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Thanks Lads,
Bit the bullet and ended up doing a few runs with the cans.
Appreciate all the feedback
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