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post #42 of Old 11-23-2011
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Originally Posted by ChuckA View Post
Last summer, I pulled into the yachting center at Newport, RI to top of my diesel before heading home. I told the dockhand, I was a little embarrassed becasue it would only take a few gallons. He said not to worry, they were not busy that day and went on to tell me of a 150 foot motor yacht that filled up there the prior week, taking 15,000 gallons of diesel. He said the bill came to just under $40,000. what kind of a tip do you think they left? And yeah, I'm cheap!
Somewhere on the Balearic Islands I was really happy cause I found immediately a spot on the Diesel pontoon, just in front of a big motor boat...and then I waited more than an hour. That's the time it took to put some diesel on that thing. When I commented with the guy om the pump he smiled and said I was lucky because the big motor boat did just had put some diesel, not full tanks


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