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Old 04 April 2005, 17:42   #31
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There is guidance (updated march 2005) from the RYA available HERE
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Old 05 April 2005, 10:49   #32
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Keytouch,

The RYA line seems the most sensible and fulfills my requirements.

So why is it everyone else seems to take a different line ?

Confusing or what.

Anyway I'm printing off the RYA stuff to keep in my car seeing as its the most favourable for me.
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Old 05 April 2005, 15:48   #33
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The RYA may fulfill your requirements Biggles
Just try waveing a copy under the nose of your local
Sainsburys stoge and see where it gets you
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Old 05 April 2005, 15:55   #34
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Voyages of Discovery in St Davids (the Quinquarimarine trip boat operation) get through something like 1000 litres in jerry cans every day in peak season, so they must have found a way round it!

I've sent a PM to John pointing him to this thread to see if he has any helpful advice.

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Old 05 April 2005, 16:52   #35
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Well, here's my 2pence worth:

I live in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, and normally use my local "Total" filling station for both car and RIB. I've never had any trouble filling the RIB; my normal procedure involves me filling the car with one pump, then jumping in the back of the RIB, and filling the RIB tank up with another pump. Never had any trouble...

Last week I used a different station, in Suffolk. Same procedure as I normally use - no trouble. I went into the shop and must have been about 5 minutes choosing some sandwiches. Big queue, to which I got to the back of. The lady then said "whoes the person on pump 11 - the one with the boat". She called me to the front of the cue......simply to pay becasue you have to pay within 5 minutes. This reinforced my thoughts about them not caring me filling a boat - she knew it was a boat I was filling! (That was a BP btw.)

Only time I've ever had any trouble was filled at a Shell when I was about 10 - was going it for my mother. On this one occasion the lady stopped the pump and called out over the PA that you had to be over 16 (although I did it countless other times and nobody ever complained!)

Edit: Forgot to add, I am responsible for fuel at my school boat club. We used to fill loads (8 in a go) of 5l plastic cans until we were told to stop. We now use a damaged 20l metal can (its 17l becasue it has a huge dent in it) and they don't care!
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This evening I went out for a spin on my mates speed boat, anyway he lives walking distance away from the local garage (Texaco) . I walked up with his emtpy 25 litre plastic container, put the nozzle in and pressed the trigger. Nothing. I was beginning to think here we go, and the assistant came out and asked me if I was 16
She didn't even mention the container.

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Old 06 April 2005, 04:58   #37
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Well, here's my 2pence worth:

I've never had any trouble filling the RIB;
I think it's seperate containers people are having trouble with - n ot fitted tanks - at race weekends I reguarly fill the race boat up with well over 100 litres of fuel and there are often 15 - 20 boats or more doing the same thing - never had a complaint yet!
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Old 16 April 2005, 04:10   #38
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Update from SAINSBURY'S

Just had E-Mail back from Sainsbury's regarding how many can's you can fill at any one time. See Below:

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Dear Mr Rogers,

Thank you for your e-mail.

I am very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience at our Warren Heath Petrol station. I have escalated your enquiry to the relevant team at head office. They have advised that if the cans are certified there should be no problem filling two or more.

Thank you for contacting us about this problem. I will make sure that this information is communicated to my colleagues at the petrol station.

I am very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.

Kind regards,

Carol Key
Sainsbury's Customer Services
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Old 17 April 2005, 12:48   #39
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Approved stickers required

I have pucker jerry cans - but they dont have the stickeres that various posts refer to on this thread.

Can anybody assist me in getting some - or at least pointing me in the right direction.

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Old 17 April 2005, 17:14   #40
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Hi Paul

Hope you had a good show at the NEC, try local chandlery shop for stickers they should have some.Got some for my filler cap on the boat.

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