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Cool Out of Fuel!! Did you Give some or ask for some??

I laughed when I read about that sail boat getting fuel from a Navy carrier in the middle of the Atlantic. But then twice I have had to give fuel to someone who didn't check his tanks before he went off shore. Once off of Santa Catalina and once in the Gulf of Mexico....

So the question is: Did you ever have to give or receive fuel when you were offshore?? Be honest now and all of that!
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I did, and they gave it to me.
We had used up too much fuel trying to avoid a hurricane.
We were a long way from home and really needed it.
We weren't laughing at any point....

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I have both given and received, and will be happy to do either again as the circumstances permit.

No questions asked, though I have both asked and answered them....
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I have both given and received, and will be happy to do either again as the circumstances permit.

No questions asked, though I have both asked and answered them....
Good for you.
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I left a five gallon container shaded under the bimini top with about 1 1/2 gallons in it. when i returned a few days later... it was totally full. whoever needed it, i hope it worked for you. thank you for returning it full, and you're welcome.
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Ran out of gas with my first 'real boat' on the St. Johns river north of Lake Monroe. Can't remember what my excuse was, but the boat died not too far from a man fishing the bank. Without knowing me from Adam, loaned us his extra tank and just said "leave it at the next marina up".

I noticed his bait bucket was trashed and when I filled his tank at the marina, I bought hime a new bucket as well. Although that was decades ago, I think there are STILL nice people in the world....makes me all warm and fuzzy!
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I've only been offshore in other peoples boats, but I ran out of fuel on the river in a town where marinas sold only gasoline. Most of the river has only fishing boats and ski boats, both gas powered. A total stranger drove me 7 miles to a highway station that sold diesel to truckers, where I bought a fuel can and a couple gallons of diesel. He took me back to the boat and would accept nothing but my thanks! There are still good people in the world!
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Back in Michigan in the 60s and 70s we ALWAYS helped each other out when we needed assistance. When I moved to Southern California in the early 1980s, I was disappointed to find that people, in general, were uninterested in helping their fellow sailor/boaters. I figured it was a local issue, but have come to realize that we all seem less interested in each other's welfare.

I always have, and always will assist my fellow boaters when possible/practical.

I like these stories. Keep 'em coming.

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