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Old 26 August 2004, 12:15   #1
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Petrol in Salcombe

Spending next week in Salcombe and taking RIB/trailer. I have a mooring for the RIB so won't need to launch/recover. But, what about refuellling? Is there waterside facility locally? I have 25 litre containers but I think strictly not allowed to fill them at roadside fuel station - or is there a way around that?

Any ideas/suggestions?

Just partly answering my own question, I see from www.marinefuel.info there is a fuel barge but petrol 108p per litre!!! What do others do? Drag the boat out every time it need refuellling?
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Salcombe does have a fuel barge. I think it does petrol and diesel but I'm just trying to check for you now! Sorry - can't find out anything more than you've already found! Cookee would be the person to ask but he's away racing this weekend. Might be worth PMing him in case he hasn't left yet?

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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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Thanks Louise. I suppose the straight choice is a premium of (say) 30p per litre = 25 for fixed tank + reserve or haul the boat out, strap it on etc etc and tow it to nearest garage but takes 1-2 hours out of the day.

I wouldn't mind hauling the reserve tank on its own plus a couple of 25 litre containers from car to boat but will I be able to get them filled?
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Hi I have used the fuel barge but it is expensive!
There is a petrol station in Marlborough with a very good mini market open late too!
Or there is one in just as you come in to salcombe I have filled up at both using Jerry cans with no problems!
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I think Cookee has posted his mobile number over on the 'Cowes Next Weekend (Powerboat Racing)' thread in the 'Cruising' section. He's a really nice guy and I don't reckon he'd mind if you gave him a call and asked his advice. Just a thought!
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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.
Ah Tim - thanks for that. I found STORAGE limit is 2 x 10l metal containers which may be what's ringing the bell for you. But if they're not actually being stored? And how come 25l plastic reserve tank is OK? Is that just OK to have on the boat but you can't (strictly) fill it roadside? What am I missing here?
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Thanks Nick - that's useful to know.
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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.

Or............

turn right and go down to Plymouth. Lots of places but my favourite is Mayflower Marina, just before you get to the Hamoaze. Petrol, diesel, or gas.
Both the above take cards as well.

Both paces well worth a visit anyway!
If you need others give me a shout. But those are the nearest.
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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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