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Old 01 September 2015, 06:43   #21
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Largs Marina this weekend ;;;;; 1.29 petrol/ 1.27 diesel - bargain
When we went across to Dublin, unleaded was 1.60 Euro/litre which worked out at 1.18 at the time, this was on the pontoon in Dun Loaghaire marina. No complaints here
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When we went across to Dublin, unleaded was 1.60 Euro/litre which worked out at 1.18 at the time, this was on the pontoon in Dun Loaghaire marina. No complaints here
Yer, but it's 1.38 at Tesco!
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Old 01 September 2015, 10:14   #23
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Yer, but it's 1.38 at Tesco!

Aye, it might be now, but this was before the 4rse dropped out o' the petrol price. Still not bad for marina prices, not like you lot to miss an opportunity to rip off help a tourist 😎


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fuel costs

We just need bp to open some stations on edge of cliffs next to a road and have one super long Hose for boats

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Isle of Jersey last week petrol was 70p at the pump if going directly into a boat or if the boat registration shown! Didn't see any pontoon price.

James watt dock marina dropped red to around 80p for volume yesterday
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My local marina (James watt dock) is about 1.40 but they bought it while price was high.


When I was in portavadie few weeks back I think it was 1.56. I was lucky the fuel berth was closed to save saying no thanks as I only wanted to top tank off.

We should start another thread about how you pump fuel from Jerry cans to the boat, I'm sure be some interesting information.

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We should start another thread about how you pump fuel from Jerry cans to the boat, I'm sure be some interesting information.
I reckon for petrol OR diesel - the 3/4" jiggle syphon takes a lot of beating. 25L drum in about a minute and no setup or parts to fail. You get a lot of rude comments when priming it of course....
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I use a couple of spare outboard hoses, probably similar flow to the jiggle thing.

I've never bought the jiggle as always thought the hose was a bit short (1.75m in halfords). I see can get them up to 5m now so no longer an issue.

I had the 1/2" one years ago, like 15 years ago and it was crap, had to suck the fuel up to prime it. Maybe it was a duffer or they are better now. May pick one up.

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A big plus one for 3/4 jiggle tube great piece of kit especially if your bobbing up 'n down!! I also have the square jerries with the long breathable spout they're also good.


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I had the 1/2" one years ago, like 15 years ago and it was crap, had to suck the fuel up to prime it. Maybe it was a duffer or they are better now. May pick one up.

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Small diameter is pish. You want them as wide as possible. Using them is a bit of a knack.
1. Keep the can high - higher flow rates
2. Prime with quick bobbing until fuel is flowing without air in the hose - this increases the overall flow rate.
3. Keep the NRV off the bottom of the can until the level of fuel drops near empty - higher flow rates
4. When the level drops, tip the can and the speed of transfer flow will actually suck up the last few drops of fuel.
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