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This isn't the first time avg45 has had a dig at the yards and their diesel prices.

It's all very well having a go at them, but they are not turning over the volumes that road fuel retailers are.

If we turn our backs on the yards and start buying the stuff in jerry cans (I couldn't be bothered to be honest), the yards will either raise the price to cover their costs, or stop selling it.

When you look at the cost of keeping a boat afloat, the cost of diesel is a small part of it. Last year (Jan to Dec) we used our boat for 101 days. I don't think I even used 100 litres in that time and that includes quite a lot of use of the Webasto heater.

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We normally use 100litres a year always fill at the same place always tip the server a fiver and are very happy with the way they help us moor and make sure all is well before and while we leave their pontoon. If we saved 20p a litre Oh my what a fantastic holiday that would be car stinking of Derv Marges back aching cause she carried Jerry cans to the boat me getting stressed in case she spilled any, its all cost you know and then there is the evaporation while pouring it and you can do nothing with the residue that is left in the funnel, only wipe it with a rag and then put that somewhere to stink as well. Happy holidays   Smile
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Goodchild Burgh Castle under £1 at the moment.

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Hi, swancraft at brundall have now dropped their price to £0.99 / litre.

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Well fancy that, perhaps the yards are slowly getting the message. With regard to the yards having to buy at high prices and having low turnover so they have to keep the price high, Richardson's must buy an amount comparable at least to someone like Roy's, Wroxham. So what is their excuse. Stop making excuses. We are  being ripped off !  No doubt I will get shouted down  again even though I have been proved right once more Exterminate

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avg45, you seem to have a 'thing' about Richardson's. I don't buy my fuel there, even though it's with 15 minute's cruising from my mooring. I prefer to support a small yard, 2 hours away and 30p a litre cheaper. Tesco's at Stalham sells petrol at 99.9p a litre, the Shell garage at Blofield charges 104.9p. It's the market.

If you're happy to pay inflated prices, you're not being 'ripped' off, you have a choice. If you're unhappy about the price, take your custom elsewhere. Being 'ripped off' is having no choice but to pay an inflated(?) price.

Nor am I 'shooting you down', just saying how it is.

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" you seem to have a thing about Richardson's"

No I was just using them as an example and I am just trying to stand up for us boat owners, hoping the prices will fall into line with canals and coastal marinas and the like.    Evil Grin

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As a boat owner I can buy diesel from any yard. It is also fair to say that I have never had to pay an overnight mooring fee at Richardsons, or to pay for water. As public mooring is very limited in Stalham I find that quite useful. In return and in acknowledgement of those free facilities I do sometimes pay for a pump out or stick a few litres of diesel in the tank. I probably wouldn't do my end of season top up there, but am happy to give as well as take. Sometimes the bigger picture needs to be looked at. Yes I could fill up at Boulters all the time and then go and fill up with water and moor for free at Richardsons, until one year they put up the sign like Faircraft Loynes, which says hire boats only!!!!

Happy to support the honest and reliable pubs and businesses of The Norfolk Broads.

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Yep I take your point and will look at the broader picture in future   Cheers

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