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Ethanol + boat=bad

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by BravesFan, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    BravesFan

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    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.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yeppo. :( A local Marina should have non ethonol fuel.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    Mmmm but ours don't:mad::(:(:(:(
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    Are you sure? Alot of boats have fiberglass tanks.....They should be accomodating them....
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    have you tried premium?
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    Well the state one might but nobody is ever working there so yea stupid farmers
     
  7. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    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
     
  8. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    dexterdog

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    The tribal casinos in my area all sell ethanol free gasoline. Plus, it's about ten cents cheaper per gallon.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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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
     
  10. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    a sad and unfortunate pain in the :censored: reality
     
  11. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    Tims Ford unfortunatly
     
  12. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    sorry, don't know of any stations down there but kwik sacks supposedly carry ethanol free gas
     
  13. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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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 :D
     
  14. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    Have you considered a fuel filter and or fuel/water separator? My engine has one on it. I looks similar to an oil filter.
     
  15. Apr 12, 2010 at 1:00 AM
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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.
     
  16. Apr 12, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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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.
     
  17. Apr 12, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    Yeah...Out here its about $0.20 more per gallon than buying in town.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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    .20 more is worth it. Lucky duck!
     
  19. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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    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/boat_ethanol_danger_precaution.html
     
  20. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:42 PM
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    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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