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Pacificcoast101



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Fuel Run Reply with quote

We made a trip to Los Angeles Harbor on Monday morning to fill up No Pressure. We bypassed the fuel dock in Redondo Beach.


By going to San Pedro we not only got to dive the White Point Outfall Pipe but we saved $273.70 by paying $3.80 instead.


Merry shot some topside photos of the smoky sunrise, Lake Pacific at Marineland and SpaceX's nose-cone-catching boat, Mr. Steven





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olsurfdog



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess the difference in price is "yacht" vs. commercial / work boat prices.
Thanks for the pictures -- you always have interesting ones.
Curious: Does anyone know what the boat with the net canopy is used for?
Would not be much shade!!

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Sea Wolf



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look closely between the photos, and you'll find this:

"Merry shot some topside photos of the smoky sunrise, Lake Pacific at Marineland and SpaceX's nose-cone-catching boat, Mr. Steven."

Like to see how that boat works? CoolSmile

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that recovery method is certainly thinking outside the box.

I just figured that the shroud would come down by parachute and would simply land on the net. The whole parasailing thing is a bit of a surprise.
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Pacificcoast101



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happens when billionaires smoke weed Laughing Elon Musk is a unique guy and this technology is amazing.
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BTDT



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pacificcoast for several reasons:

1. I know at least 119 gallons in my Tomcat are useable. What is the lowest you have run the tanks.

2. I will no longer complain about the added cost of ethanol-free gas. It's $2.60 here (NE Oklahoma) versus $2.31 for 10% ethanol

3. My better half just saw 10% ethanol unleaded at $2.00/gallon in town. I feel happier already after seeing the costs in your post Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We took it down to 138 gallons once and ran out of the starboard tank a mile from the fuel dock. We figured there are at least six gallons of unusable gas in each tank so we add a buffer and try not to let it get past 125 gallons.

We were shocked to see $3.80 on the receipt. That's the same price at our local
gas station near our house. It's usually a lot more at the fuel docks. I felt like I was rushing to get out of there before they realized their mistake. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about the fuel tanks on a Tmocat, but 5% unusable fuel seems like a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Missed it by that much. Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is why I keep my boat on a trailer. I'm not that far north of you and I'm paying 3.15, though everyone at the gas station hates me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK guys--driving Thru Texas, we have seen regular for $1.55 a gallon. Diesel best price was $2.29 a Gallon near Baytown Tx.
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