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Old 05-15-2008, 11:23 AM
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This happens all the time...On my boat I had a friend try to fill up my rod holder...I tounge lashed him the rest of the day....Years later my friends father successfully filled up his holding tank until his chitter filled up and over flowed. I guess stupity runs in the family
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:09 PM
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This happens all the time...On my boat I had a friend try to fill up my rod holder...I tounge lashed him the rest of the day....Years later my friends father successfully filled up his holding tank until his chitter filled up and over flowed. I guess stupity runs in the family
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:22 PM
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It happened to a freind with a Bertram. Young dock boy put 50 gallons of fuel in the rod holder. I think it cost the marina about 10K before it was done.
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Years ago a guy in our club had a new 32' Baja. Pulled up at the gas dock, told his girlfriend to start pumping gas while he went to give his credit card to the cashier. She pumped 100 gallons of gas into his waste pump out. He didn't realize it until he hopped in to check the gauge and saw the pillows floating in the cabin.

Insurance totaled it out but the funny part was the boat showed up for sale at a dealer in Texas a few years later. I called and asked a bunch of questions about it and when the salesman was really warmed up I asked if they managed to get the gas smell out. He was still stuttering when I got off the phone.
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Remind me to stay at least 100 yards away from all fuel docks unless I'm actually fueling my boat. Even then, I'm going to start wearing my life vest in case someone else at the dock pulls one of these stunts and blows me overboard...

This is scary. It's also why it's now required that the actual reciever flange that is bolted to the boat (NOT the cap!) be labeled "Gas", "Diesel", "Waste", etc.....
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