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Old 04 January 2011, 08:06   #31
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Petrol and Diesel available beside the quay at Port Askaig, Islay. Close enough to carry (all downhill) , but a trolley is always a bonus...
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Old 04 January 2011, 08:38   #32
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OK, here goes.

Not had a chance to fully sanitise it, but use of Google should fill in the gaps if you want to add the info to your Google map before I get a chance to add all the data......

(Edit: Seems to have worked, but looks like we need an Icon for the filetype! Will convert to Excel sometime soon.....)
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Old 04 January 2011, 08:41   #33
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For details of my local fuel locations, I created my own map on google then posted a link to it on here for the OP to copy. I don't know how easy it was for him to transfer the info to his own map but at least this way I was able to pinpoint a precise location on the map, rather than rely on dodgy postcodes and guesswork etc.

I'll leave it to him to tell us if it's a good idea or not
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Old 04 January 2011, 09:04   #34
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rather than rely on dodgy postcodes and guesswork etc.
Hence my use of the GPX file - you get a Lat / long where I pressed the "mark" button! (well, for the Clyde ones anyway, the West coast ones are from careful use of Electronic OS maps having found them on the likes of Yell.co.uk)

Having said that, The actual location of the pump is likely going to be slightly irerelevant to your actual landing point and any beach side petrol station should be approached with the due caution you would approach any beach.


And remember anything downloaded from the internet comes with no guarantees!
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Old 04 January 2011, 09:11   #35
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Update on how to get the data to me.

I am not too good at using gpx files yet, I will look into them tonight.
Excel will be fine, but it will always be a bit tricky converting a location onto a google map.

Martini did send through a very good Google map which was certainly very easy to work with.

Keep them coming, I will do my best to keep up.
Still its a bit concerning how few ports with easy to get petrol there are on the East Coast !
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I am not too good at using gpx files yet, I will look into them tonight.
Have a look at GPS Visualizer it seems to do what you want!
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....and with either the software that came with your plotter or something like EasyGPS or POIedit (Freeware - ten seconds on Google will find them) you can dump the file points straight into your plotter / handheld from a GPX file.
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Barmore Road, Tarbert, on Loch fyne has one right next to the pontoons close to shore

Ive humped cans from Campbeltown before now back to the boat but I should have taken me spinach before I went
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Good idea for sure!..Can add the Fuel Barge on the Dart about 1nm from the river mouth,Pertol and Diesel.Right next to the floating restraunt too,if YOU need a re-fuel.
Weymouth Harbour Fuel barge, but only Diesel...has let me tie up and fetch some petrol in his Landrover though!!
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NW of Scotland is where it gets more difficult.

Kyle of Lochalsh, tie up at the pontoon at the old ferry slip, walk up to the main road and turn right, there is a petrol station about 400 yards along the road. Might be closer if you tie up at the fishery pier but never been in there so can't comment.

In Ullapool there is a Shell station just across the road from the sailing club slipway, zoom in in Google maps and it shows up as Lochbroom filling station on Garve Road (A835).

Lochinver has a petrol station on the main road in the village, about 600 yards from the pontoons in the harbour. Take the A837 Culag Rd into the centre of the village. (Whilst there go another 30 yards to Lochinver Larder for wonderful pies!)

On the east coast, at Peterhead there is an Esso station up on the main road, about 400 yards from the marina.

At Stonehaven there is a BP garage at Dunnotar Avenue. Follow the High St up to the main Rd and then continue another 50 yards up dunnotar Avenue. About 600yards in total.

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