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Fueling problem.

I had only fueled at my marinia in the past. Went to a new place and the diesel pump had this huge nozzel that would not fit my 1-1/2 fuel fill. The little funnel I had was a joke. Got enough to go home and gave up.
Do they make a reducer to fit the nozzel? I am concerned if I get a big funnel I will over fill it and make a mess I cant afford if overfilling the tank.
It took me an hour to do 15 gal on an empty tank. Just a trickle and foam.
Any suggestions?? Thanks Al
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I can tell you a thing or two about having to deal with a big nozzle and little fill holes, but that's for the other forum I frequent

Cheap solution: Jerry can

Less cheap solution: New diesel deck fill
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Better solution. Tell management of that marina to get an adapter or lose your business, then just don't go back.
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It is probably worth getting the adapter, since this is likely not the only marina you'll run into this problem at.

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Where can I get an adapter, and what is it called. Many thanks Al
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Bad idea to tell the marina they will lose the business---most of them don't want a sailboat's 15 gallon tank tying up the fuel dock -- they might lose the guy who wants 250 gallons in his houseboat or cruiser. Where do I buy an adapter? currently using a jerry can, but when I leave here to spend the summer on the great lakes I will need one!

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Al,

It sounds like you went to a marina that only had a high-speed pump. Most marinas that have a high speed pump also have a standard speed pump, with the standard-speed pump having the smaller nozzle. My suggestion would be to find a fuel dock that has both types -- they are plentiful here on the Chesapeake and presumably elsewhere.


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I use a fuel can to tote diesel to my boat on Texoma. However, I was told by another guy on the dock that was illegal. Is this true for docks on lakes? Or any marina as far as that goes?
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I use a fuel can to tote diesel to my boat on Texoma. However, I was told by another guy on the dock that was illegal. Is this true for docks on lakes? Or any marina as far as that goes?
As long as the can you are using is "approved for the storage of fuel" it is not illegal - they guy was probably upset at the small quantity of fuel you purchased.

However, some lakes and marinas have restrictions on exactly where you can fuel your boat - to minimise environmental damage from spills, etc. It's something to consider next time..

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I use a fuel can to tote diesel to my boat on Texoma. However, I was told by another guy on the dock that was illegal. Is this true for docks on lakes? Or any marina as far as that goes?
My parents used to own a marina... guess what my job was? That's right ... I was......fuel boy...

It's not "illegal" to fill up your boat with a gerry can etc. Damages may however not be covered by marina insurance if something were to happen at your slip while you were re-fueling. We had to tell our members that they were welcome to bring their own fuel, carry it to the boat, but they couldn't be in their slip while "filling up". They had to do that out on the lake...

Now there are probabaly a bunch of people waiting to jump on me for this one... Don't shoot me... I was a teenager doing what I was told...! I'm not a lawyer, or an insurance guy... just passing along some info..



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