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Old 21 September 2005, 18:25   #1
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Cheap Fuel - Solent - not a joke thread!

I have this feeling if a bunch of us conspired together and approached Yacht Haven with a view to setting up a collective account for 2006 (given the amount some of us seem to guzzle) we might get a discount of more than the 100l+ deal they have already?
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Old 21 September 2005, 18:27   #2
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You might have something there Bruce !


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Old 21 September 2005, 18:34   #3
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Count me in too. If we had enough regular quantity, we could order our own tanker like the fishing community. But, that aside, if someone wants to investigate bulk buying further, it has to be worth while. Can't get my rig into any road gas stations around here as too long! (Except at 6am!)
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Old 22 September 2005, 05:06   #6
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I am willing to act as the point of negotiation. I have a good idea of how much I put in from Sep 04 to Sep 05 amd 90+% was at Yacht Haven (cheaper than Yarmouth). If we could get a commitment to 25,000 litres in a calendar year, and offer monthly accounting, with say a three month advance, we could get a serious deal. Since I reckon I used 2,400 ltres that means ten to fifteen of us, or less if we have larger ribs.....
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Old 22 September 2005, 10:37   #7
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come off it gents!!!!!!!!!!!. How munch do you think a garage makes on a liter?? it aint much i can assure you... and you aint going to become a Tesco ordering a 5000 liters. Come back to reality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps - check very carefully bylaws concerning distribution and storage.

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Old 22 September 2005, 10:40   #8
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A garage no, mebbe 4-5p a litre, tops.. However, add onto that what a marina charges.. Normally about 25-30p extra, thats the amount you have to negotiate with.. Marina's buy the fuel from the same place as garages, and prolly pay the same price.. So...
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Old 22 September 2005, 12:08   #9
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i think eupa is right

i do think you are kiding yourself a bit ,

there are far more costs with on the water fuel stations
can you imagine the insurance payout if the pipe at clarance bust ????
and wrecked the solent

your only option is to garantee a liters per month and pay a penalty if you dont hit it this would make me do the deal


offer sparkes or clarance 10.000 liters a month garanteed and see what deal you get, my bet is not a lot as 10000 liters is not very many sunseakers fiiiing up at all

and then imagine if the prinnses club or the fairline brigade found out think of the discout that these boys would expect its a down ward spiral for the fuel station
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Clarance? Or Clarence? If the Latter, they don't do fuel.. I would say, pro rata, the overheads for a Marina based fuel station are way less than the rates and overheads for a land based fuel station. Either will have to satisfy rigid building standards as both will have their tanks on land.. As for a fuel spillage, one would go into the drains and river based network supplying Local Authority's with drinking water, the other would be washed out to sea..
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