Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-01-2017, 11:01   #1
Registered User
 
Sea Life's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Cruising
Boat: 42 Krogen #61
Posts: 116
Colombia propane and diesel availability?

I'm trying to find out if I can get a US style propane tank filled in Cartagena. I've also been told there is only bio diesel available, I would rather have standard diesel.

Thanks for the info.
__________________

__________________
Captain Scott

www.caribbeansealife.com
Sea Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2017, 12:14   #2
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bellingham
Boat: Outbound 44
Posts: 5,875
Re: Colombia propane and diesel availability?

We had no problem filling US propane tanks at Club Nautico.
__________________

__________________
Paul
Paul L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2017, 12:21   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 5,487
Re: Colombia propane and diesel availability?

Paul is right, you can get US propane tanks filled there. Usually you drop them off at a marina and pick them up the next day. Your also right on the bio diesel . We did take some on as we had no choice but many of the sailors were trying to avoid it. Didn't have any problems with it.
robert sailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2017, 13:18   #4
Registered User
 
Sea Life's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Cruising
Boat: 42 Krogen #61
Posts: 116
Re: Colombia propane and diesel availability?

Great on the propane. Arghh on the diesel. We left Bocas del Toro with as much propane as we could, and fuel tanks mostly topped off. But 4 months in the San Blas will empty our propane(wife likes holiday baking). I planned on topping up fuel before run to Puerto Rico, but will have to skimp on genset time to not worry about reserve when making that run. No real reason I'm against bio diesel, but don't like varying from SOP before a passage like that.

Thanks for the info, any other must knows about Cartagena are appreciated.
__________________
Captain Scott

www.caribbeansealife.com
Sea Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2017, 17:15   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 5,487
Re: Colombia propane and diesel availability?

Well just ask more questions....!
robert sailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2017, 00:58   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Underway in the Med -
Boat: Jeanneau 40 DS SoulMates
Posts: 2,005
Images: 1
Re: Colombia propane and diesel availability?

sit back and enjoy it - it is a wonderful city - one of our favorites

Oh on bio diesel - might want to think twice about putting enzyme stuff in your tank to keep it clean -
__________________
just our thoughts and opinions
chuck and svsoulmates
In Herzliya Israel for the winter
chuckr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2017, 07:35   #7
Registered User
 
Sea Life's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Cruising
Boat: 42 Krogen #61
Posts: 116
Re: Colombia propane and diesel availability?

OK robert sailor,

How about water quality, and from where. We have only made water since leaving the states, as most dock water seemed undesirable. I assume I won't be running the RO system in that harbor from the stories I have heard. Thought about running out to Rosario's if need be and make water out there...

Looking forward to it, as we really enjoyed Providencia and San Andres. It will also be nice to be back in civilization for a bit as we have not been in a "real city" for some time.
__________________
Captain Scott

www.caribbeansealife.com
Sea Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2017, 08:45   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Carlos, Sea of Cotez
Boat: Le Guen Hemidy, Croix-du-Sud, 56'
Posts: 71
Re: Colombia propane and diesel availability?

Hello every body,
We did not refill propane.
About diesel, it is not bio diesel, but 5% bio diesel added to normal diesel. Our old Volvo Penta worked perfectly with it.
__________________

CdS2 Roland is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Colombia, diesel, propane

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Propane Availability Outside the US Stochastic Engines and Propulsion Systems 15 01-09-2014 15:39
Diesel availability on west coast of Vancouver Island Jd1 Engines and Propulsion Systems 9 24-08-2013 06:52
Harken Furler and Foils Availability skipgundlach Classifieds Archive 0 27-06-2009 13:42
Solar Panel Availability in Panama or Colombia Bradley Atlantic & the Caribbean 0 17-10-2008 06:57
Internet Costs and Availability Snodgrasses Dollars & Cents 7 31-07-2008 08:13



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:37.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.