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Old 25 July 2011, 12:01   #1
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Petrol Supply on Thames

I wonder if anyone can help, on wednesday I have a RIB coming over from Belgium destined for Wandsworth up the Thames. The boat is going to be located on the Thames for three days, once crossing over into UK waters it is going to need to refill its petrol tanks (400litres) before being handed over to myself at the Hurlingham Club in Wandsworth, preferably as full as possible. I understand no petrol pumps are waterside on the main thames, however does anyone have any ideas of the nearest location down river etc where we could fill up, a jerry can job would be horrendous on this craft and not practical. Any local knowledge would be great.


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Old 25 July 2011, 12:11   #2
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Have sent you a PM
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No idea what Richard has suggested , but you can get petrol at Chatham Marina
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richard, the number in your PM doesnt work. Thank you also for the Chatham suggestion, looking for as close as possible. The boat is a 10 meter RIB with twin V8 outboards, therefore the further the fuel stop from Wandsworth the more it will burn and she is very thirsty!!
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Thank you to Richard for suggeting Chas Newens Marine. I have spoken to James there and they have been very helpful and will organise the fuelling of many jerry cans for a reasonable charge. Seems like a good service and will really help us out. So thank you to both.

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Tom I forgot to ask what the Rib was, a Technohull?
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I did Nieuwpoort-Ramsgate-London and took fuel in Ramsgate.
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Gillingham Marine do petrol. A bit closer to the Thames than Chatahm
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I have done this trip many times.

Your only options without using jerry cans are Ramsgate, Gillingham or Chatham (Gillingham best call in advance in my experience) and now also Brightlingsea.

If you are prepared to do jerry cans there are various piers and old quays near to roadside petrol stations and in my experience google earth is very useful for this kind of research.

It is interesting to add Chas Newans to my list.
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Yes it was a Technohull 999 I have in the country for promotion of our new race team. (The Technohull being our support/VIP Launch RIB)

Chas Newens were fantastic in the end, each morning the boat was on the Thames we had 20 Jerry Cans filled and waiting for us at Putney, we just had to fill her up. They only charged me pump prices too from the local petrol station!

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