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Old 26 August 2004, 13:03   #11
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Sorry Brian - forgot you also had the pleasure of living in beautiful South Devon!
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Old 26 August 2004, 14:23   #12
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You can fill upto 20l (correct me if I'm wrong; it's either 20 or 25) as long as it's in a metal container marked flammable etc. at a roadside station.
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What is all this Health and Safety, namby-pamby, PC police stuff?
I regularly take my 4x4 into a petrol station and fill it up and 2x25l, 4x10l and 8x5l cans, no problem! Well, one old biddy tried to stop we once. Just made a low growling noise at the back of my throat and showed her my teeth and she soon backed off!
Only problem I have had is, the blasted pump clicks off at about 80l and you have to go back in and ask them to note the details and reset the pump. You get "OOh, you've got a big one Sir!". To which I usually reply "Yeah, good to see you too, now reset the bloody pump".
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Old 26 August 2004, 14:53   #13
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Just spent 2 week in salcombe. Fuel barge price was 1.15 so we went to plymouth and fueled up at battery marina for 98p. Mine you I did take on 250Lts so there was some small logic in the trip. Dartmouth barge was 1.19
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Old 26 August 2004, 14:58   #14
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Salcombe and Dartmouth are both owned by the same person/business.Yeowards in Island street Salcombe.
Torquay Fuels is 1.10/lt. Don't bother calling them on Ch37a(M1) they never answer, you need to call the mobile number on the pontoon.
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Old 26 August 2004, 16:08   #15
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Only problem I have had is, the blasted pump clicks off at about 80l and you ".

BOB takes 180 litres so I often have to get them to reset the pump at the local Tesco in Exmouth.


On the subject of the 25l plastic fuel containers , I have never had any problem filling them at a petrol station as after all they are designed for fuel.
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Old 26 August 2004, 17:16   #16
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What is all this Health and Safety, namby-pamby, PC police stuff?
I regularly take my 4x4 into a petrol station and fill it up and 2x25l, 4x10l and 8x5l cans, no problem! Well, one old biddy tried to stop we once. Just made a low growling noise at the back of my throat and showed her my teeth and she soon backed off!
Only problem I have had is, the blasted pump clicks off at about 80l and you have to go back in and ask them to note the details and reset the pump. You get "OOh, you've got a big one Sir!". To which I usually reply "Yeah, good to see you too, now reset the bloody pump".

Mmmmm (full of coy admiration). Noting your profile, Brian, you clearly do have a big 'un. If we 'run up against you' I'd certainly like to have a go on your 9.5m projectile.
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Old 26 August 2004, 17:18   #17
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Tim I see you are from Bucks!
Do you know anythere to keep a boat do you?
I am in Beaconsfield!
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Nick, I'm in GX. Where you looking to keep a boat?
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Old 27 August 2004, 02:44   #18
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Nick, I'm in GX. Where you looking to keep a boat?
Any where local to beaconsfield, I have just had a quote from someone in Beaconsfiel at 21.15 a week which is a bit steep!
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You can fill upto 20l (correct me if I'm wrong; it's either 20 or 25) as long as it's in a metal container marked flammable etc. at a roadside station.
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Dartmouth barge was 1.19
i.e Euro 1.785/ltr where here the most expensive is Euro 0.89/ltr

WOW!!! THANK GOD we use our boats in Greece!!
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Old 27 August 2004, 04:16   #20
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If you dont like filling in Salcombe, you can come out and turn left, and go into Dartmouth. Refuel at the barge next to the Resnova where "price depends on attitude". So be nice to Mr. Man. Petrol and diesel.
I can vouch for that - I got a discount by offering him some freshly caught Mackarel (Spelling) which would otherwise have gone off.
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