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Old 04-06-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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Ethanol + boat=bad

This is rediculous, everytime I put gas in it I have to put fuel stablelizer in it now. Ethanol fuel is the dumbest idea ever. O yea forgot if you have a fiberglass gas tank your completly screwed bc it breaks down the fiberglass.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
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Yeppo. A local Marina should have non ethonol fuel.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
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Yeppo. A local Marina should have non ethonol fuel.
Mmmm but ours don't
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:32 PM   #4
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Mmmm but ours don't
Are you sure? Alot of boats have fiberglass tanks.....They should be accomodating them....
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have you tried premium?
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:37 PM   #6
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Are you sure? Alot of boats have fiberglass tanks.....They should be accomodating them....
Well the state one might but nobody is ever working there so yea stupid farmers
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have you tried premium?
Don't offer it at the marina, and did haul it down my huge ass hill for like half a summer in gas cans but it was just to much of a butt to deal with
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:39 PM   #8
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The tribal casinos in my area all sell ethanol free gasoline. Plus, it's about ten cents cheaper per gallon.
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If you're going to Priest, there's a kwik sack on the waldron rd exit of I-24 that says they have ethanol free gas
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If you're going to Priest, there's a kwik sack on the waldron rd exit of I-24 that says they have ethanol free gas
Tims Ford unfortunatly
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Tims Ford unfortunatly
sorry, don't know of any stations down there but kwik sacks supposedly carry ethanol free gas
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I didn't have a problem with my boat last year... mercruiser V8 5.7. I bought gas from a local BP all summer

I actualy just went and cranked it yesterday, all we did this winter is put a heatlamp under the engine for the below freezing nights. Didn't winterize at all. I walked down to the dock, let the boat down in the water, turned the key and it cranked like it had been running all day long. Didn't need to charge the battery or nothing
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Yeppo. A local Marina should have non ethonol fuel.
@ about $4+ a gallon. Marinas are a rip off. 48 gallons total on my boat. I think a couple of cans of sea foam & gas from a local station is what I will do.
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I had to have the carbs rebuilt (4 of them) and the jets cleaned/replaced on my Honda 90 4 stroke last Fall because of that crap.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:36 PM   #17
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@ about $4+ a gallon. Marinas are a rip off. 48 gallons total on my boat. I think a couple of cans of sea foam & gas from a local station is what I will do.
Yeah...Out here its about $0.20 more per gallon than buying in town.
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Yeah...Out here its about $0.20 more per gallon than buying in town.
.20 more is worth it. Lucky duck!
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I May have to start using non ethanol gas.

Several older engines can not use any fuels that contains alcohol. Eg. Certain fiberglass tanks, mostly manufactured prior to 1992, will decompose from alcohol.


Fortunately newer outboard engines (past 5 years) have been designed to be more compatible with alcohol fuels.

http://www.theoutboardwizard.com/boa...recaution.html
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Ethanol Free gas

Ethanol free gas stations are becoming more popular every day. A list of ethanol free gas stations is being compiled at Pure-Gas.org and features ethanol free gas stations listed by state.
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