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Old 05-14-2008, 05:05 PM
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I am guessing this is more common than you would think.

PORT SALERNO - Members of the Martin County Fire Rescue Hazmat team responded to a fuel clean-up Tuesday morning after a boater pumped gasoline into his fishing rod holder instead of his gas tank.

The boater pumped about 100 gallons of gasoline at the Finest Kind Marina fuel dock before he noticed the problem, but only about 15 gallons polluted the water, marina employees said.

The rest of the gasoline seeped into the boat's bilge tank, witnesses said.

The man's fishing boat was towed from the fuel dock to Sandsprit Park so Hazmat officials could secure the fuel, said Jeff Alter, Fire Rescue bureau chief.




Marina employees said it's not uncommon to see boaters pump fuel into fishing rod holders because the holder is often close to the fuel tank hole.
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I have never ever heard of that before.
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Probably had a beer in his hand.
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I have heard of people pumping the fuel into the fresh water tank but never a rod holder.
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Common?

Maybe for this guy...

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My Stupid Azz Brother Inlaw Did It In My Boat But I Just Happen To Turn Around And See Him And Yelled Stop. Thank God Only About A Gal Went In The Bilge. Never Again.
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I had never heard of this before, but the marina employees said it is not that uncommon. Might be a good marina to stay away from.
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Never would happen on my boat................ NO ROD HOLDERS!

If happens often enough, my cousin worked at a NE Yacht Club and once a season someone would do something stupid at the fuel dock. Gas/ Diesel mix up, rod holder fill up, etc.

Guy today lost $500 in fuel, his ego and probably got a nice bill from the hazmat team!
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well that was a 500 dollar lesson!
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Never would happen on my boat................ NO ROD HOLDERS!

If happens often enough, my cousin worked at a NE Yacht Club and once a season someone would do something stupid at the fuel dock. Gas/ Diesel mix up, rod holder fill up, etc.

Guy today lost $500 in fuel, his ego and probably got a nice bill from the hazmat team!
Yep, putting in deisel instead of regular gas.....but sometimes that can be the attendants fault.
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