Monday, 15 April 2013

Diesel in fresh water tanks

There is a cure and I was advising someone on the marina this weekend on what to use to clean a boats water tanks when they are just dirty from water.

Diesel is of course another matter!

I had a guy in Scotland phone me in a panic the other day. He was up there in a hired camper van and had put diesel in the fresh water tank. I asked him which way he was coming down and he was going to go M 6 and M 5 to Heathrow where he hired it from so I told him to divert to the M 1 and I would meet him at our junction 22. He arrived late last night so I sold him a bottle of our special tank cleaner and he put it in there and then and stayed the night. This morning he came round to the house as he could not find a hose at the hotel they had stayed in so I helped him flush the tanks out till there was no taste or smell of fuel.

He offered to pay me for my time but I said just send me a letter of thanks that I can use on the website, so he promised to do that. About an hour after he left he sent me a very nice text thanking me for saving his bacon as the hire company would have had a field day with that once they smelt fuel in the water, can you imagine how they would have filled their boots? The text finished by saying, 'its people like you that make the world a better place!' Shit; no one has ever said that before?


Contact me if you need to get rid of diesel smell and tastes, even in the boats bilge.

How hard can that be?