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    Gold Member Gold Member Enticer Rick's Avatar
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    Filling Up Fuel Tank Before Winter Storage

    Who does it?

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    They say with the new fuels its best to get as much fuel out of the tank as possible------this is the new thinking as this fuel breaks down in 30-60 days

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    Gold Member Gold Member Pwrbt33's Avatar
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    Curtis Bay, Md USA
    Thats correct! With the new E-10 fuels you want to get as much fuel out of the boat as possible.
    Pwrbt33-John S.
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    Platinum Member Platinum Member SLOWOUTBOARD's Avatar
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    use startron for the ethenol problem and a good fuel stor

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    if the boat is stored outside and covered, (engines winterized) wouldnt the tank build up condensation if empty?

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    Lake Gaston NC
    Just dump in some stabil and let it ride, use the correct ratio on mixing it and you should not have any problem. I have a car here that I haven't put any fuel in for almost two years now, I can go out right now and it starts like a new day its gonna backfire on me though, I have got to burn that gas out and add some new. Stabil works really well. It made a believer out of me.

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    I was told marina gas does not contain ethanol. So if anything, put the good stuff in over winter.

    In the past I've wintered at 1/4 - 1/2 tank, (against advice on condensation) then put fresh gas in spring, thinking it would blend & dilute bad. Have not decided if I should fill up at marina, or try & empty this yr.

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    S.O.B (single O/B) now Platinum Member t500hps's Avatar
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    Richmond VA
    Marinas on our area have ethanol gas.......I now store near empty.

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    VIP Member VIP Member OldSchool's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by t500hps View Post
    Marinas on our area have ethanol gas.......I now store near empty.
    They do in Maryland as well!!
    I can't talk about it right now, it's being handled by the Postal Inspector. Those guys don't mess around!

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    Charter Member Charter Member Dean Ferry's Avatar
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    We just keep boating all winter long, no problem!
    Sorry , I couldn't help myself.
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