Cheap Petrol & Loading
I wondered about Phil's comment on fuel loading, I contacted a friend who is a serving police traffic officer, who informs me that.
As pleasure boat users we can carry as much fuel as we want to provided that:-
1. It is in an oppropriate container designed to carry fuel & marked as such, (i.e. Jerry Cans or Auxillary Tanks & Fuel Containers).
2. When stored on a boat or in a vehicle it MUST BE secured properly. If in the event of an accident and you spill fuel from containers not tied down correctly then you would be prosecuted for carry an unsafe load.
As pleasure boat users we DO NOT come under COSH rules for carrying Flamable liguids or the Dangerous Goods Act which is part of the Road Traffic Act to which we as drivers fall under.
I would recommend that if you are requarly carrying large qantities of fuel, you carry appropriate fire extingquishers & hazard warning sticker (Highly Flamable Liquid) attached to your tow vehicle JUST IN CASE