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Old 07-04-2005, 01:58 PM
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I'm planning a 5 day fishing trip to Crisfield in another week. I'll be leaving from the Magothy River just north of the bay bridge. Depending upon the sea conditions I may be able to make the trip on one tank but do not want to run below a 1/4 tank. I'm looking for a place to get fuel that is south of the Choptank without having to run 4-5 miles out of the bay. I know I can get fuel in Solomons and that my be my best choice. Any oher suggestions? Are there any places to fuel on the eastern shore side?
Old 07-04-2005, 03:49 PM
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Take a look at baydreaming.com. they have a good compilation of marinas up and down the bay. http://www.baydreaming.com/
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Carroll B,
Might not be south enought for you but by the Bridge in Knapps Narrows the gas was $2.04 last week. I think the pump is exempt from MD road taxes as mostly used by the local waterman.
Gootee's Marine has gas but they are a good way up the Honga R.
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I bought fuel this past weekend at Knapps Narrows Marina. There is a fuel dock easilly seen just west of the drawbridge on the north side of the narrows. There is another fuel dock (used mainly by the local watermen) west of the drawbridge on the south side, tucked back in the area where the work boats offload their catch. I believe that is the pump that does not include the road tax in the price.

Good luck on your trip!
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Megabyte - 7/5/2005 1:07 PM

I bought fuel this past weekend at Knapps Narrows Marina. There is a fuel dock easilly seen just west of the drawbridge on the north side of the narrows. There is another fuel dock (used mainly by the local watermen) west of the drawbridge on the south side, tucked back in the area where the work boats offload their catch. I believe that is the pump that does not include the road tax in the price.

Good luck on your trip!
How expensive was it at Knapps Narrows Marina? At $2.02 it would almost be worth the 2 hour run down the bay to fill up -- of course, that's 4 hours round trip. Somehow I don't think my wife would buy into that logic

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How expensive was it at Knapps Narrows Marina? At $2.02 it would almost be worth the 2 hour run down the bay to fill up -- of course, that's 4 hours round trip. Somehow I don't think my wife would buy into that logic
At the marina it was aprox $2.65/gal, so I think that included the road tax.

The fuel dock over where the workboats are located is probably the one without the road tax. The local "bait and beer" store next to the working dock sells gas and diesel, and they have a diesel pump that specifically excludes the tax. I'm guessing they might do the same for gas, but I don't know for sure.
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I checked the distance I'll travel on the GPS last night. It's about 85 miles. At cruise I burn 9-10 per hr so I should have enough with the 70 gallons I carry. I figure if the winds are light the trip will take just under 4 hours. I checked my log from last year and I average about 2.5 miles/gal. so I should be fine. I have a fuel flow meter so I can keep check on remaining fuel in the tank. Thanks for the input.
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Taylors Island Marina?? They have gas and diesel

Taylors Island campground they are75 yards off the bay??
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Melville - 7/27/2005 11:33 PM
Taylors Island campground they are75 yards off the bay??
they have gas.

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