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    Default Diesel on the non-tidal Thames

    We are coming up the non tidal Thames in a few weeks and will need to refuel before heading back to sea. Where is the best, and by that I mean cheapest 😀, place to fuel? We’ll be going to oxford, so anywhere below there will be good. Cheers
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    Default Re: Diesel on the non-tidal Thames

    Quote Originally Posted by CLB View Post
    We are coming up the non tidal Thames in a few weeks and will need to refuel before heading back to sea. Where is the best, and by that I mean cheapest , place to fuel? We’ll be going to oxford, so anywhere below there will be good. Cheers
    Everywhere ie. MDL appears to be around £1.23 per litre.
    Rumours that the narrowboat will do a much better deal ?

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    Default Re: Diesel on the non-tidal Thames

    How does one go about finding the narrow boat? I assume he moves around.
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    Default Re: Diesel on the non-tidal Thames

    suspect you only need to ask the nearest tin slug for his phone number
    He was moored boatyard just below Staines as we came downriver on Thursday.

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    Default Re: Diesel on the non-tidal Thames

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    suspect you only need to ask the nearest tin slug for his phone number
    He was moored boatyard just below Staines as we came downriver on Thursday.
    You're very rude, Fred...
    The floating diesel bowser can be found on zero seven 921 694 287 if that is beneath the OP's dignity then -
    Better Boating at Reading, on the bend just above Tesco's has fuel a compedtitive prices.

    At least NBs don't chuck out load of dark smoke.

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    Default Re: Diesel on the non-tidal Thames

    If your heading back down the Tideway on your way back, I always use Shepperton marina as its the best last chance option and you have full tank as you start the tideway, price much the same as anywhere on the Thames with the execption of the Narrow Boat possibly.

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    Default Re: Diesel on the non-tidal Thames

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlue View Post
    At least NBs don't chuck out load of dark smoke.
    Simply because having got onto the navigation on the cheap, abandoning 50 ft of pot blacked iron completely and hogging 70 ft of mooring for several days, while popping back to feed the pigeons/ferrets or whippets and to stock up on baked beans.
    They never move...........except to spend two hours at the water point filling up what appears to 1000 gallon water tank in front of me.
    Last edited by oldgit; 05-08-19 at 14:38.

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    Default Re: Diesel on the non-tidal Thames

    Check with shepperton before you rely/expect it, they had no diesel last week...

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    Default Re: Diesel on the non-tidal Thames

    Chris on narrow boat "Merchant" is the man. Thames Diesel. Based at Tims yard below Staines Railway bridge he also owns the big old tug "Ajax".

    I went past Better Boating at Caversham and they are advertising red at 89p a litre. Depends what your relationship with the tax man is like I suppose. It is up to the customer not the vendor go decide the tax declaration.

    Bourne end was also good 99p for gas oil into the heating tank.

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    Default Re: Diesel on the non-tidal Thames

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlue View Post
    You're very rude, Fred...
    The floating diesel bowser can be found on zero seven 921 694 287 if that is beneath the OP's dignity then -
    Better Boating at Reading, on the bend just above Tesco's has fuel a compedtitive prices.

    At least NBs don't chuck out load of dark smoke.
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_d View Post
    If your heading back down the Tideway on your way back, I always use Shepperton marina as its the best last chance option and you have full tank as you start the tideway, price much the same as anywhere on the Thames with the execption of the Narrow Boat possibly.
    £1.30 for 60/40 I am hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by Parabordi View Post
    Check with shepperton before you rely/expect it, they had no diesel last week...
    Friend filled up yesterday. So ok at the mo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Outinthedinghy View Post
    Chris on narrow boat "Merchant" is the man. Thames Diesel. Based at Tims yard below Staines Railway bridge he also owns the big old tug "Ajax".

    I went past Better Boating at Caversham and they are advertising red at 89p a litre. Depends what your relationship with the tax man is like I suppose. It is up to the customer not the vendor go decide the tax declaration.

    Bourne end was also good 99p for gas oil into the heating tank.
    Thank you
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