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Old 22 September 2012, 14:11   #11
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A leak somewhere In the tank letting in water??

Might be worth getting a sample from the suppliers tank before filling then leave to settle before filling
Pretty sure its not leaking tanks, I have two independant tanks both have water in them.

Nice idea, though not too sure how many fuel berths would be willing to give out a sample before filling...
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Old 22 September 2012, 14:31   #12
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The RNLI regularly fill up with petrol there. If there was a problem, I would imagine they would have something to say about it.
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Don't get me wrong, I have used the barge for years and Im sure will continue to do so.

I'm pretty sure it was yourself who served me last Sunday, so I guess you can answer my original question, have you heard of anyone else having fuel problems this past week?
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Old 23 September 2012, 09:53   #13
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Don't get me wrong, I have used the barge for years and Im sure will continue to do so.

I'm pretty sure it was yourself who served me last Sunday, so I guess you can answer my original question, have you heard of anyone else having fuel problems this past week?
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Short answer, no.

The fuel is delivered from a road tanker to a boat tanker, moved down river to the barge, then transferred to the barge.
You have to assume that it is clean from the road tanker, I have seen inside the boat tanks and they are clean.
That only leaves the barge tank as a possibility, but I am very dubious. The cap is only opened for less than a minute a day.
As a guesstimate, I think we have shipped about 60,000 litres since june, so its not sitting around for long.
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Pretty sure its not leaking tanks, I have two independant tanks both have water in them.

Nice idea, though not too sure how many fuel berths would be willing to give out a sample before filling...
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It's pretty standard for larger vessels taking fuel to get a sample before filling. Personally I wouldn't take fuel if they wouldn't supply a sample or guarantee to cover cost of repairs to engine in the event of bad fuel especially in the Solent where there are many other fuel points.
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Filled the rib and PWC up on Saturday for teaching and no problems .
Sure its not your boat, as not had a problem yet from Cowes Harbour fuels in all the time I have been using them 15 plus years .
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It's pretty standard for larger vessels taking fuel to get a sample before filling. Personally I wouldn't take fuel if they wouldn't supply a sample or guarantee to cover cost of repairs to engine in the event of bad fuel especially in the Solent where there are many other fuel points.
I can't recall 100% (0030 hrs and much rum here) but I believe it is required for MARPOL regulations for certain vessels.

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Thanks for all the replies, sounds like the barge gets a clean bill of health! will have to investigate other reasons for the water ingress.
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