Fuel dock in Catalina - Under New Ownership

DonnieD

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  • May 27, 2015
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    Afternoon animals. Just wanted to let everyone know that the gas dock in Avalon has changed ownership. Price per gallon over there Saturday was a easy to swallow $5.45 . I will accept a % of all savings in the form of cash, beer or fish dope.

    Have a great week.

    DD
     
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    Rusty123

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    You still dont really know how many gallons you are really getting- they drop the hose from 20 feet above so you cant see the pump, throw money in their bucket and they turn it on.

    Im pretty sure last December when I fueled up there, they told me it was $8 a gal for gas. Gave him a $100, and seemed like it was short. It seems like the attendant can make up whatever price they want. I have tried to call them beforehand for prices but no one ever answers. Hopefully with the new owners it will be better!
     

    Reel 007

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    Who are the new owners, are they part of an existing Island business?.
    Thanks.
     
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    DonnieD

    Shit...where's the beer
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    You still dont really know how many gallons you are really getting- they drop the hose from 20 feet above so you cant see the pump, throw money in their bucket and they turn it on.

    Im pretty sure last December when I fueled up there, they told me it was $8 a gal for gas. Gave him a $100, and seemed like it was short. It seems like the attendant can make up whatever price they want. I have tried to call them beforehand for prices but no one ever answers. Hopefully with the new owners it will be better!

    Ummm...They drop the hose from 20 feet above because the dock is 20 feet in the air...also gotta give some high fives on their engineering skills with the bucket, worked perfectly...we could easily see the pump from our boat and stopped it on exactly 20 gallons because we were counting gallons for our round trip...

    Forgot to add...the money saved at the pump was definitely put back into local economy at Marlin Club...holy shit we got hammered....and the shore boat ran until 1am
     
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    Rusty123

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    Ummm...They drop the hose from 20 feet above because the dock is 20 feet in the air...also gotta give some high fives on their engineering skills with the bucket, worked perfectly...we could easily see the pump from our boat and stopped it on exactly 20 gallons because we were counting gallons for our round trip...

    Forgot to add...the money saved at the pump was definitely put back into local economy at Marlin Club...holy shit we got hammered....and the shore boat ran until 1am
    How tall is your boat? I can barely see the attendants face let alone anything else up there. Idk how you are seeing the pump, periscope?
     
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    sickcat

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    The new ownership of the gas dock is dion in sons from longbeach. Talked to them while I was there last and they said they were putting in a tackle shop and a resturaunt.

    Same people that run Alamitos fuel dock.

    Next thing we need to push for is the new Casino dock cafe in the same spirt as the old one...
     
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    Vigilant32

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    Newport harbor was less than local gas stations last week. 150 + gals at less than $4.10 a gal.
     
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    Croaker.Stroker

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    curious. Do they add the State Road Tax ?
     
    Blackfish
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    No road tax at marine fuel stations. That’s why it’s normally a little cheaper then you pay at a regular gas station.
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    kevina

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    You still dont really know how many gallons you are really getting- they drop the hose from 20 feet above so you cant see the pump, throw money in their bucket and they turn it on.

    Im pretty sure last December when I fueled up there, they told me it was $8 a gal for gas. Gave him a $100, and seemed like it was short. It seems like the attendant can make up whatever price they want. I have tried to call them beforehand for prices but no one ever answers. Hopefully with the new owners it will be better!
    He probably gave you $80 in gas and $20 in his pocket. If he did that to every customer, That person is making some good side money everyday, And most people would not have a clue If the gas was going into the main tank, Gas cans, Yes they could figure that out.
     
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