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Re: Marina Fuel Nozzle Too Big

that sounds more likely. Sailboats usually do not carry more than a hundred or so gallons.. while your big stinkpots can carry thousands... having driven commercial with a couple hundred gallons, I could not imagine how long it would take to fill a thousand gallons.

and I -don't- want to think about paying for it

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Re: Marina Fuel Nozzle Too Big

the large fuel nozzle is common. I'd guess I've seen at least 4 different sizes in my travels.

At Charleston, they always put a boat near the small nozzle pump requiring us to use the high speed nozzle. It will barely fit the fuel fill and does not fit the jerry jug. so we have to load the jerry jugs on a golf cart and drive them to another dock to fill.
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Re: Marina Fuel Nozzle Too Big

Must have been the high speed pump. We have both at our club. The high speed is larger diameter


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Re: Marina Fuel Nozzle Too Big

(OP) Well, that is the first marina that I've run into that only had the high-speed nozzle. The good news is that I don't usually fill up there. Googling the topic it sounds like this is also an issue on diesel truck forums as well. I did a quick check on Defender and they do have a 2" as well as the 1-1/2" fills. Scandvik Diesel Deck Fill. I have a lot of projects that would trump that ... but maybe down the road. Until then, I guess I know to use a jerry can at that marina.

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Re: Marina Fuel Nozzle Too Big

I have had this same problem. I was told that the fuel station was for large commercial boats ( D class ships) and the large nozzle is to pump fuel faster. A funnel comes in handy.

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