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Old 04-20-2019, 09:27 PM   #1
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Tried searching but everything I could find is old. Will be leaving Pelican's Perch next Tue. Would like to fill up with diesel fuel on the way out, headed to Milton. Probably take 150 gal. What are my options for getting the fuel? Know there is a fuel station or two right there as we exit, but considering cost per gal. are there any others that might be a better choice? Is diesel available at the base? Either marina or both? Is their price better? Worth the trip over there from Pelican's Perch? Thanks
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Ok, went on line and found a number of marinas in the local area. Will call tomorrow and Monday to get prices. Would like pump out capability as well. But any observations, comments, or suggestions still appreciated.

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If you have a transfer tank that you can use to fill it up before you splash it, the price of off-road diesel at the fuel farm (RK Allen) next to Joe Patties is usually about $1/ gallon less than any places on the water. They will deliver but they have a 600 gallon minimum. Otherwise you have to pay a delivery fee.
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If you have a transfer tank that you can use to fill it up before you splash it, the price of off-road diesel at the fuel farm (RK Allen) next to Joe Patties is usually about $1/ gallon less than any places on the water. They will deliver but they have a 600 gallon minimum. Otherwise you have to pay a delivery fee.
Sound like the place by the old bayou chico bridge. On the water get account fill up and get a bill in mail. There was also a minimum gallons. I used that place for 15 years but I had a 550 gallon tank on boat.
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Luckily my marina has a seawall where I can pull the boat up to it and use my transfer tanks to load fuel. I have seen RK Allen fueling others up with their truck from the seawall. They have told me that they will fuel up more than one boat if a couple of people wanted to go in together on a load, but that it would have to total more than 600 gallons. Not sure if that would be an option for the OP and someone else in the boat yard.
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Appreciate all the additional information. My research shows a number of marines that list diesel, but when I called all of them on my list a couple of them didn't sell diesel anymore. In that area Marine Max and Palafox Pier offer diesel. They add a tax to the price per gallon. That is different. Also checked Sherman cove and their price was 10Cents higher than the lowest I found, but no tax. Right now from what information I have gathered, for a one stop event Marine Max offers the best price assuming the tax they add is the standard tax for Pensacola, Escambia County which I believe is 7 or 7.5%. Is that correct.
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When I had my Bertram, I bought one of those chemical totes. I rigged a fill hose on it. I usually bought my fuel at RKAllen. I put the tote in the back of my truck and let gravity fill the boat..
Never bought fuel from a marina as best I can remember except on extended trips..
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They sell off road diesel at the Circle K in Bagdad by your house.. something to think about


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Didn't realize Circle K had off road diesel. I have a diesel tractor and have a 200 gal tank for that-been getting myfuel from Jay, but will check out the Circle K. Thanks
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Didn't realize Circle K had off road diesel. I have a diesel tractor and have a 200 gal tank for that-been getting myfuel from Jay, but will check out the Circle K. Thanks


Yes sir! Go around back behind where the semis fuel very end pump, usually around .60c cheaper


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Just called them-he didn't know price but at least I know where it is. I'll check it out tomorrow. Thanks
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