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Old 02 September 2015, 14:13   #31
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Have started to use a 3/4" jiggle syphon and find it works really well.

Can transfer 20L of fuel in about 2 minutes. Highly recommended.
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Old 03 September 2015, 17:50   #32
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Have started to use a 3/4" jiggle syphon and find it works really well.

Can transfer 20L of fuel in about 2 minutes. Highly recommended.
+1 Good once you get the jiggle right.

I never buy off a fuel barge - I'll drag her on the trailer to local forecourt or use cans....not prepared to pay the barge mark up even though I appreciate it's not super-profit. 50p/ litre on on 60l top up is 30 -that's a local day's fuel.
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Old 04 September 2015, 04:19   #33
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Around Poole the forecourt price was 1.13 and at Cobbs Marina which is an MDL Marina it is 1.46, I know other Marinas around Poole like Salterns marina is always more expensive than anywhere else around Poole on the water.

With MDL marina if you are a member (floating berth or dry stack) you get a discount off fuel cost, so works out at 1.16 per litre which is very close to what forecourt price was so pretty good really.

I agree that some Marina's do take the micky with theire fuel prices.
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Portland marina today. I don't mind paying extra for the convenience but I did think this was excessive.Click image for larger version

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Old 05 September 2015, 17:29   #35
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Wow, we have a new record for silly fuel price.

There is paying for convienience and there is that.

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But did you buy some?


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Yeah that pic was my bill!

The plan was to just run East up to WestBay but the sea was so nice we extended the run further east. I work on the rule of thirds so when I got to Chisel Beach I was cutting it a bit fine on fuel for getting back. There is no fuel at any of the ports passed so I had to keep travelling East to Portland.

Lesson learned either plan the dive and dive the plan or carry additional fuel for those spontaneous days out!


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It is interesting how everybody complains about fuel prices yet I have not noticed anyone moaning about launch fees. With fuel you are buying a product so clearly has a cost yet an idle piece of sloping concrete which was paid for years ago has no annual cost but you still have to pay 15-20 which is far more than the fuel price difference between forecourt and marina prices. I probably use more fuel than most people and overall it is quite a low/acceptable part of the overall cost of boating so I just put up and pay up
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Everywhere I launch is free with exception of loch Lomond, 55 per year for that. My marina is free slip use if you keep the boat there overnight or a few days etc so not bad at all.

Fwiw my marina cleans the slip very often with a huge digger, it probably isn't cheap to maintain.

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That's a good amount of fuel for a 115 hp.
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