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Old 21 September 2012, 09:02   #1
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Cowes Fuel Barge - problem?

I normally fill up with petrol at the Cowes Fuel Barge, never had any problems before but since filling up there last Sunday - September 16th - I have suffered major fuel contamination. There were several ribs waiting to get fuel, just wondering if anyone else has had any problems?
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Old 21 September 2012, 16:25   #2
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Do you mean the place in the yacht haven? I filled up there on the 9th and have done 30 miles since without a problem. Or did you fill up by the ferry?

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Old 21 September 2012, 18:51   #3
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Do you mean the place in the yacht haven? I filled up there on the 9th and have done 30 miles since without a problem. Or did you fill up by the ferry?

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I filled up on the large barge just up river from the chain ferry, i fill up there regularly, no problem until September 16th. It was busy there on Sunday, just wondered if anyone else filled there on the same day.
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I filled up last Friday 7th at the yacht marina, and come back to Belgium, used 160L no issues.
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Wightboy maybe your filter is old and needs to be changed...
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I filled up last Friday 7th at the yacht marina, and come back to Belgium, used 160L no issues.
As mentioned in previous post, no problem until the 16th September and the fuel was from the barge in the river not at the marina.
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Wightboy maybe your filter is old and needs to be changed...
Filters are changed regularly, never seen a trace of water in them before, now I am sucking straight water from the tanks. Thanks for the message.
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Filters are changed regularly, never seen a trace of water in them before, now I am sucking straight water from the tanks. Thanks for the message.
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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
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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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Blastoff got dodgi fuel a couple of years ago on CTC race scuppered his race. He filled up from one of the Cowes fuel stationsnot sure which one.

Swipes this year had the same problem in the CTC but his was diesel from the itchen up by the tugs
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