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Old 17 January 2003, 09:46   #1
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Cheap petrol for trailered boats 56p a litre

Want to know where to purchase petrol as low as 56 p a litre ?

Noticed safeway are offering 20p off a litre at safeway petrol stations, when you spend more than 150 quid in their food stores !

( There is also a scale of other reductions when you spend less. )

Couldnt see any fine print saying that you cant turn up with a boat and fill up its large onboard tank, might be wrong ???

Seems a good weeze, bearing in mind I used to fill up my bayliner with a 30 gallon tank at petrol stations on the trailer, thats a 26 % saving and on such a large tank could save a fortune ???
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Old 17 January 2003, 10:36   #2
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I think you will find that there is an automatic cut off on the pump at 100 litres and the pump has to be reset. Usually the special offer only applies to the first 100 litres. Still worth doing though.
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Old 17 January 2003, 11:55   #3
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Certainly filled my outboard tanks via this route on a number of occasions. No probs.
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Oh for a Safeway petrol station.........we have a Safeways, we spend the GDP of a small nation there.....but no petrol!
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Old 17 January 2003, 12:23   #5
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I've also filled up boat tank using this. Bugger is that as Geoff says you can only get 100l which aint enough if you have a 60 gallon tank! (Not that I run the tank that low that often though).
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Old 17 January 2003, 12:47   #6
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OK

so looks like you would all have to aim for filling up to max 100 litres

still makes a 20 quid saving, would normally cost 76 quid, not bad when we all spend more than 150 quid on food each month


http://www.upmystreet.com/nrs/?l1=gu21+2et&cat=267

you can use above link to find your nearest petrol station by typing in your postcode

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Old 17 January 2003, 12:54   #7
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well do the decent thing and send your petrol vouchers to someone on this forum who can benefit from the 20p off offer !!!!

LOL

ps : this is not me, as going 200 yards up the hamble with a 50 hp doesnt burn too much, one day might even get out of the mouth of the river and head into the big wild old solent !
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Old 17 January 2003, 15:11   #8
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Sorry, they don't even give the vouchers out as they don't have a petrol station.

I hope Sainsburys buys them!
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Old 18 January 2003, 10:30   #9
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Don't think there is any small print. I know Sainsburys where I am get round the discount by limiting the fuel delivery to 100 litres.( after that I had to pay and use my voucher before starting again)
My tank is 250 litres so it will be worth me trying safeways!!small print
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Old 18 January 2003, 10:37   #10
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Sorry about that I hadn't realised that my email was chopped.
What I was going to say was that because the VOUCHER had no small print and because the 100 l is a safeguard to stop people spending large sum on stolen cards I did manage to persuade my local Sainsburys to press the override ( they can override it if they want to) and allow a 200 l delivery. It has to be worth a try if they know you and all I did was phone them up!
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so 2 different results means that there is probably a way round it, but if safeways do it no hassle then i'll go there especially for 20p which is more than i've got off sainsburys.
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I've used a simular deal at Sainsbury's and filled with 3 pumps and used one voucher!!!! as it was 1 transaction they didn't mind!!

90 Liters of LPG for the Landy
50 Liters of petrol for the Landy
90 Liters of petrol for Panther!!

Not a bad saving (did have a few cars queueing behind I think the wondered what I was doing)

I then spent 1 of my savings to ocupy the Jet wash and clean the boat down!! and the Free water attaches straight onto the engine to clean that out!!

Excellent service!! - and its just before I take the boat back to its shed!
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Old 17 February 2003, 13:37   #13
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I've had no problem filling up a line of ribs and cans going off into 300+ litres.

Normal prob is getting 20 x 25ltr cans to the garage to fill up without a fire officer paying attention.

Its best to have a friend walk into the shop to give them faith that you won't do a runner,

Like you could escape in a 4x4 with 2 tones of trailor and 250 litres of fuel!!! ha ha

There is the old argument of how many liters your vehicle can carry in plastic tanks, but i think built in SS are OK.
Who knows?
Its not something in the highway code is it!?

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Old 17 February 2003, 15:41   #14
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The traffic police's book on road/vehicle law allows no more than two containers per vehicle, and no container can be larger than 10 litres.
Guess I was illegal then filling up three cans at a mainland Sainsbury's today to replace last week's use.
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Hi Guys,


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
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Old 19 February 2003, 18:00   #16
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Hmmm. Nice but possibly Scottish law different to English law ? Mind you a certain national trailer company seems to have a very similar version to the one I was told in it's advice notes.
I've also got the added problem of dangerous cargo declarations on ferries - but believe me, you really don't want to go there !!
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