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  1. #1
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    Default Petrol Prices - How Much?!

    Penton Hook’s put its petrol price up from £1.64 to £1.84 in the space of a week. Shepperton did the same over the Easter Hols.

    Given that the high street pump price hasn’t really risen recently, how can they justify that?

    Either way, Penton lost my business at the weekend. Pulled up to fill 200 litres, saw the price and left. I’ll jerry can it over a few trips and save £100.

    Would have taken the hit at 1.64. Still - gives me a bit of exercise, carrying those big Jerry cans!
    Last edited by stingrayfan; 14-05-19 at 07:58.

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    Default Re: Petrol Prices - How Much?!

    Quote Originally Posted by stingrayfan View Post
    Penton Hook’s put its petrol price up from £1.64 to £1.84 in the space of a week. Shepperton did the same over the Easter Hols.

    Given that the high street pump price hasn’t really risen recently, how can they justify that?

    Either way, Penton lost my business at the weekend. Pulled up to fill 200 litres, saw the price and left. I’ll jerry can it over a few trips and save £100.

    Would have taken the hit at 1.64. Still - gives me a bit of exercise, carrying those big Jerry cans!
    Most supermarkets are selling at £1.33 (ish) so its saving ???.?? to drive to the supermarket,then illegally fill up your cans.
    Drive to the boat.Lug the cans across the car park,down the pontoons and put them by the boat.
    Then find your funnel and attempt to get at least some of the fuel in to the filler hole.

    Wash surplus off boat, hoping nobody spots the fuel slick, drive home to stick all your clothes in the washing machine, go up and have a shower and then nip out to car and open windows to let stink of petrol escape.
    Spend next week smelling of or sniffing petrol fumes.
    .
    Been there done that.
    Last edited by oldgit; 14-05-19 at 13:18.

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    Default Re: Petrol Prices - How Much?!

    On Sunday I spotted this petrol station just by Truss's island, not far upstream of Penton Hook Lock. Tied up ahead of another boat on the newly created banking and did a quick run over at £1.24 a litre.

    https://goo.gl/maps/VQx4Nb3Nj5sXKsNU8

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    Default Re: Petrol Prices - How Much?!

    Not disagreeing with the hassle factor but why is it illegal to fill up fuel containers at the local garage???

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    Default Re: Petrol Prices - How Much?!

    Not illegal, but there’s limits on quantity in different types of container

    http://www.hse.gov.uk/fireandexplosi...ssociation.htm

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    Default Re: Petrol Prices - How Much?!

    Google.

    You are legally able to store up to 20 litres in metal cans, meaning you can have up to two 10-litre metal fuel containers. In total you can store up to 30-litres of petrol at home by using two 10-litre petrol cans in combination with two 5-litre plastic containers.
    You are allowed to store up to 30 litres of fuel on your home or non-work premises without informing your local Petroleum Enforcement Agency (PEA). However, you may also store up to 275 litres of fuel on your premises, but are required to obtain permission from your PEA, who may check that you are storing the fuel in an approved manner. To store more than this, you can apply for a licence to do so..


    its still a smelly sticky job and one of many reasons to go for diesel next time if money / circumstances allow.
    Last edited by oldgit; 15-05-19 at 07:24.

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    Default Re: Petrol Prices - How Much?!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    Most supermarkets are selling at £1.33 (ish) so its saving ???.?? to drive to the supermarket,then illegally fill up your cans.
    Drive to the boat.Lug the cans across the car park,down the pontoons and put them by the boat.
    Then find your funnel and attempt to get at least some of the fuel in to the filler hole.

    Wash surplus off boat, hoping nobody spots the fuel slick, drive home to stick all your clothes in the washing machine, go up and have a shower and then nip out to car and open windows to let stink of petrol escape.
    Spend next week smelling of or sniffing petrol fumes.
    .
    Been there done that.
    You were doing it all wrong OldGit! Back when we had a petrol boat, we'd stop off at the petrol station by the marina to fill the jerry can. Take can in a trolley down to boat and stand the can on the deck, then use a siphon hose (https://www.screwfix.com/p/laser-jig...E&gclsrc=aw.ds) to transfer the petrol from can to boat tank - no messing about with funnels, no spillage, no mess.

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    Default Re: Petrol Prices - How Much?!

    Quote Originally Posted by DogsBody View Post
    You were doing it all wrong OldGit! Back when we had a petrol boat, we'd stop off at the petrol station by the marina to fill the jerry can. Take can in a trolley down to boat and stand the can on the deck, then use a siphon hose (https://www.screwfix.com/p/laser-jig...E&gclsrc=aw.ds) to transfer the petrol from can to boat tank - no messing about with funnels, no spillage, no mess.
    Actually never had to fill up with supermarket petrol all that much....that particular boat, Regal 23, had Mercruiser no_drives, spent most of its time ashore for repairs or just broken down

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    Default Re: Petrol Prices - How Much?!

    Quote Originally Posted by DogsBody View Post
    You were doing it all wrong OldGit! Back when we had a petrol boat, we'd stop off at the petrol station by the marina to fill the jerry can. Take can in a trolley down to boat and stand the can on the deck, then use a siphon hose (https://www.screwfix.com/p/laser-jig...E&gclsrc=aw.ds) to transfer the petrol from can to boat tank - no messing about with funnels, no spillage, no mess.
    A bit pricey in comparison to the jiggle pump, but this transfers from a 20 litre can much faster. The air pump pressurises the can, forcing the fuel along the hose.


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fuel-Tran....c100008.m2219

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    Default Re: Petrol Prices - How Much?!

    Quote Originally Posted by prof pat pending View Post
    A bit pricey in comparison to the jiggle pump, but this transfers from a 20 litre can much faster. The air pump pressurises the can, forcing the fuel along the hose.


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fuel-Tran....c100008.m2219
    Hmm. Plastic air pumps can generate quite a lot of static. Think I'd want to ensure it was well discharged before attaching it to a metal fuel can.

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