Well, I knew that there were issues in Holland but I thought we would be ok in France, now it seems that we may be in trouble wherever we go.
We are preparing the boat for passage down the west coast then along to the Solent across to France and through the French canal system.
We have 100 gall capacity ( in 2 x50 gallon tanks) and about 40 gallons in at this time. Preston Marina sells only red deisel. Somehow I now have to use up or throw away 40 galls and find a way of getting suitable fuel to replace it.
I understand that ordinary road deisel will not be good for my old perkins and am not certain of what to buy and where from.
I guess that if I find a source of suitable fuel locally then I could carry and fill the 'slave' tank and run down the master tank to about 10 gallons then keep diluting it from the slave tank. This is a bit of a worry as I don't like to run the tank down too low and there will still be residue red for a long time.
Comments on my way forward will be appreciated.
Also clarification of just which white diesel I should be buying?
Also , in France, will I be able to buy the 'correct' diesel for our engine.
Are there additives that I can use to make road diesel suitable for our engine.
I will appreciate your advice as ever.