I am attempting to give the 10 gallons of diesel in the Bells’ tank away on CL. It has seemed to bring out the crazies.
Here is the text of my ad that includes the odd email.
10 Gallons of diesel fuel
I just bought a old boat that the previous owner had removed the diesel motor from about a year ago. It has a 20 gallon tank that shows 50% full on the gauge. Bring some cans and a pump and the fuel is yours. I need to pull the tank to install a larger one.
Also of note the sailboat is on stands so it will require climbing a ladder. The tank is in the cabin floor but easy to access by removing the fill hose or if you have the proper fittings hooking the pump to the fuel lines for the motor.
I recently was contacted by a concerned citizen so I will address some issues raised.
“Dude, Nobody wants your old, bad, gas….sat for 1 year and you want somebody to take it off your hands for FREE….It is no good, would have to filter so many times…do yourself and take to County Dump to dispose of proper…dont dump in water or land….EPA is watching…$10,000.00 fine to you….$25,000.00 Reward to me…Be watching you…Could use the money, do the correct thing. Or delete your ad after you do deal. CL rules.”
Really? Diesel fuel goes bad? I guess all those utility company standby generators with 1000 gallon tanks and boats with 350 gallon tanks burn all their fuel on a set schedule. Wait a second, they polish their fuel? Really, a basic rig with a fuel few filters and possibly a water separator built in. Strangely enough you can find polishing services on places like Craig’s list.
Also, due to the fact I am sitting in a boatyard someone with their own setup may just want $40 of fuel.
How about the poor folks with fuel oil heaters, they could run it through a filter and burn it for heat.
Or maybe someone with a tractor. Had a buddy who would runs his on his filtered turkey fryer oil. I would give it to him if he lived a little closer but alas it is only an estimated 10 gallons.
So in closing.
In a month or so when I am at the stage of placing my new 29 gallon tank I will go about pumping it into cans and recycle. Until then I will keep it on CL and give someone a chance to get it.
Hope our concerned citizen runs for office or works on some kind of petition drive. This country needs more Eco-fascists.
It takes all kinds.
The ad can be views here