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Diesel and water don’t mix!!!

We are lucky on Waiata, our Diesel fillers are at the back of the hulls a long way from the water and black tank access.

But not every boat is so lucky and just recently we witnessed the extreme stress of a boat in front of us filling their diesel tanks with water.

If you are unlucky enough to have Diesel and Water fillers close together, a really very good idea is to make up an, almost annoying, flap that attaches to the diesel so that you can never open it without the flap being noticed.

A small thing but it could prevent a rather big one.

Felt sorry for the cruisers in front of us who’s day had been so horribly ruined… one small mistake, worth avoiding.

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