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Old 07 August 2008, 15:42   #81
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Don't worry, I'll have a quiet word.
That would make a change
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Old 08 August 2008, 04:00   #82
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BE Worried Very Worried.

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Don't worry, I'll have a quiet word.
"Scrumdown"
I would consider an alternative launch site if "MOLLERS" has a word.

Perhaps another county
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Old 10 August 2008, 16:59   #83
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The girl working on the fuel pumps needs some lessons in customer service too.
Yeah, if she is going to rob you of 1.62/litre she could at least be pleasant
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Old 10 August 2008, 17:06   #84
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Yeah, if she is going to rob you of 1.62/litre she could at least be pleasant
Yep - she got well shirty with me when I asked her for two quids' worth, to get me home
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Old 11 August 2008, 07:20   #85
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rob you of 1.62/litre she could at least be pleasant
Down there a couple of weeks ago and nearly had a siezure when I saw fuel was 1.62 a litre. Ended up using Falmouth but that was still 1.53.

I had a chat with the water taxi guy who was refulelling his 150hp from jerry cans by the public pontoon. I commented that he had the right idea and he mentioned that Mylor only provide fuel as a 'service' because their holding tank is very small and they can't buy at competitive prices. (I guess that getting a full artic lorry down the hill and round the corner would be fun.) However, given that at the local petrol stations gas was about 1.18 I very nearly went and bought some jerry cans myself.
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Old 11 August 2008, 13:30   #86
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I had a chat with the water taxi guy who was refulelling his 150hp from jerry cans by the public pontoon.
That wasn't me, but I do the same thing. 20L plastic jerry cans from MacSalvors for 15.22, save that per can, almost.
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Old 11 August 2008, 14:04   #87
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I take mine on the trailer to Asda. With the Asda card i get an additional 2p/ltr off. It's a bit tight dragging it through the payment kiosks.
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Old 11 August 2008, 16:53   #88
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North Coast Ribbing

Hi, just thought I`d pass on my experience in Ribs and diving on the North Coast, if its any help.
Any boating off North Cornwall is not for the faint hearted.
I used to have a mooring for a hard boat(9m Taskforce) in Newquay Harbour and have also had experience launching ribs there, to be honest, it`s a bit of a nightmare unless you have a very able vehicle, the sand shelves very slowly inside the harbour and you have to go in a long way to get your boat off.
You can also launch at Padstow(copyright R.Stein) and across the otherside at Rock; I`m told that Rock has a slightly longer tidal window in which to launch than Padstow, approx 2-2.5hrs either side of HW.
Down at Hayle there is a hard but quite steep slipway which Ive seen Ribs up to 7m launched with a possible 3hrs either side of HW but I would not cut it as fine as this without some experience(!) Launching/Recovery is 12 there are some facilities during normal hours(toilet, freshwater etc) but they don`t like you loading the boat at the bottom of the slip for some bizarre reason, so be prepared for a little pedantry if you go there ever.
There is a sandbar to negotiate at the seaward end of the Hayle River which moves constantly and there is a dredging programme about to commence there shortly. I suggest you do a low-water recce and see where the channel currently lies before attempting to use the port, at HW +or -1.5hrs you can go in and out at will without worrying about the channel, at 2-2.5hrs you really need to have an idea where the channel is!
If none of this has put you off, the North Coat has much to offer but take care !!
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Old 12 August 2008, 17:08   #89
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My local Gulf is now down to 1.10 per litre.

However if the Ruskies have anything to do with it I can't see this lasting much longer, BP have already closed 2 piplines in Georgia
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Cornwall Advice ;)

Berrymans pasties Redruth, are the best IMO... that's speaking as a Cornishman who was born in Redruth, but now happily livin in BC Canada.

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