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Old 03 January 2011, 12:09   #21
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Lawrenny Yacht Station on the Milford Haven Waterway do petrol.
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Old 03 January 2011, 12:20   #22
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Well done, I think you are doing a great job. Once away from the Solent it is clear that the increasingly stringent H and S Regs regarding the storage of spirit petroleums is causing increased costs to the suppliers at the less busy installations. Looks like diesel is the going to become the only viable option for RIB cruising away from the south coast !!
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Great idea sirib, good work on collating this info

Premier Marina at Southsea also has a fuel pontoon, serving petrol and diesel - http://www.premiermarinas.com/pages/southsea_facilities

Keep up the good work!

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Old 03 January 2011, 20:21   #24
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Fuel at Looe, Cornwall

Approx 100m up stream of the bridge on the Looe River is a 24 hour Texaco Filling Station right on the river bank. There are plans by the Looe Boat Owners Association to install a pontoon adjacent to it. In the meantime you have to climb up the bank to access it and will still need to decant fuel from a container. Hoses won't quite stretch to the river! But there's no walking involved to speak of.
Of course the fact that it's 24 hours won't help you if the tides out. But at least it's a regular filling station which won't have the marina mark up and a useful source of fuel if in the area at the same time as the tide.

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http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...03433&t=h&z=18
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Hi when are you going to update your google map?
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Old 04 January 2011, 07:49   #26
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I think you will be hard pushed to get "alongside" petrol in a lot of the West Coast of Scotland, however I have been E- trawling for a while and have a (short) list of pertrol stations "by the beach" for Clyde & The west coast up to about Skye. My theory was that as I have portable tanks, a short lug down a beach isn't the end of the world, and is far preferable to rowing home!

If these would be of any use to your list, let me know.
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Old 04 January 2011, 09:31   #27
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Yes Lets start adding Petrol Stations that are close to the shore, but need cans, as I have just worked out how to make the Pins red.

So Blue Pins = Quayside Petrol
Red Pins = Nearby Petrol

I am also now adding a bit more detail to each location, so any extra deatils would be good ie:
Opening Hours
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Contact Details VHF & Phone

I should have all the latest Petrol places Updated, and will try to keep it up to date.
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My waypoint files are in handy "Garmnin 12 sized" blocks by area. I've just extracted all the petrol, and there's a heady mix of 18 names & phone numbers.

So, do you want it "as is", or will I wait until it's been refined a bit. Of the 18, 11 have phone numbers, the remains have names and I use memory / caution as to the state of the beach!

For the time it will take I'll refine the data a bit, but how do you want it presented?

(Admin, is it the same procedure to attatch a GPX / Excel file as it is a photo?)
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Old 04 January 2011, 11:38   #29
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Yes do send it as a list or an excel file, I am sure that I can extract the data.
I try to find each location on google maps, to it is good if the site name is somewhere that google can find, if not I am sure I can work on Lat & Long

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(Admin, is it the same procedure to attatch a GPX / Excel file as it is a photo?)
I've added gpx to the attachment file types, but haven't tested it yet. Give it a go and see what happens!
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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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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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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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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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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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