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  1. #21
    My Boats:
    Wellcraft Nova
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    carlyle, illinois
    everyone around here puts in seafoam. never heard of any problems

  2. #22
    My Boats:
    93' 34 PC
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Chesapeake Bay
    Quote Originally Posted by Pwrbt33 View Post
    Thats correct! With the new E-10 fuels you want to get as much fuel out of the boat as possible.
    Have done so the last couple years and will be doing to both boats this year. Then fresh fuel in the spring.

  3. #23
    Registered MitchStellin's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Zodiac RIB
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    Nov 2000
    Grand Haven, MI USA
    Yes, get it out, treat what is left and add new in Spring. Gas looses its pop in as little as a month, there is no way to preserve it.

  4. #24
    My Boats:
    Powerquest 280 Silencer
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Appleton, WI
    Last fall, many stations around here were advertising ethanol free fuel. Can't seem to find any this fall. If I don't find one, I'm not going to fill it up as I used to do.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Newbury Park, CA
    If your fuel has ethanol, here is what the Environmental Protection Agency says.

    "Water vapor, however, dissolves in gasoline very slowly,
    even at very high humidity. For example, at a constant
    temperature of 100 degrees F and relative humidity of 100%, it
    would take well over 200 days to saturate one gallon of gasoline
    in an open gasoline can (assuming the only source of water is
    water vapor from the air). Water absorption from the air is far
    slower at lower temperatures and humidities. (At a temperature
    of 70 degrees and relative humidity of 70%, it would take over
    two years to saturate one gallon of conventional gasoline in the
    same gasoline can.)"

    "Water phase separation in any gasoline is most likely to
    occur when liquid water comes in contact with the fuel. (Water
    in the form of moisture in the air will generally not cause phase
    separation.) Water which is in solution with gasoline is not a
    problem in any engine, but as a separate phase it can prevent
    an engine from running or even cause damage."

    "For any gasoline, simple precautions to prevent phase
    separation from occuring should be taken. First of all, gasoline
    should not be stored for long periods of time, especially during
    seasonal changes which usually have large temperature changes
    associated with them. (For both oxygenated and conventional
    gasolines, gumming can also occur which is detrimental to any
    engine.) If it is unavoidable to store gasoline for a long period of
    time, one should be sure that the tank is full to prevent condensation
    of water from the air, and the addition of a fuel stabilizer should
    be considered. Lastly, care should be taken not to allow water
    into the fuel sytem while filling fuel tanks or operating
    the engine -- in the form of rain or a spash, for example."

    Here is more info EPA Paper on Water Separation in E10

    Last edited by Michael1; 09-26-2007 at 09:56 PM.

  6. #26
    Registered fatdaddy's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2003 Baja 33 Outlaw
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    New Jersey
    My tech said as little as possible. I have about a 1/4 tank. Previously added Startron and tech to add stabil once winterized. Should I add more Startron?

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