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Old 04-03-2006, 04:45 PM
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will it eat through alum
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:53 PM
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Well it's a corrosive, I don't think it will eat through aluminum quickly but it will corrode it.
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will it eat through alum
I dont think its going to eat through aluminum. There has been some concern (in the auto industry) that it could be a problem with some rubber and plastic components.
The problem that the boat manufactures (not just Skater) are having is it is breaking down the resins in the built in fiberglass tanks. So if you have a boat with fiberglass tanks your just as susceptible to the problem.
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Another reason I run straight AV or race fuel.
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That's my plan, to run AV or race fuel unless it gets ridiculously inconvenient. I really don't want to rip my boat apart. I have a feeling ethanol might wear out it's welcome when people begin to discover all the problems it causes. Right now it's all hype and politics "renewable energy", "farmer's economic growth" etc...

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glad i have alum tank
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We are going to run 100% Ethanol in our new Skater. Pete did some research and found a "Special" coating he used in the fuel tanks of our new boat.. Suppose to prevent any problems with fiberglass.
Now that I'd like to hear more about. Do you have any pics?
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The problem that the boat manufactures (not just Skater) are having is it is breaking down the resins in the built in fiberglass tanks. So if you have a boat with fiberglass tanks your just as susceptible to the problem.
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I wonder what they are doing for all the gas stations that have fiberglass storage tanks ???
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Payton, are asking about pics of the fuel tank or the boat?
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So Chris,
I wonder what they are doing for all the gas stations that have fiberglass storage tanks ???

This stuff is so great it won't polute the air .HA HA. I don't think they thought about the thousands of gallons of fuel that will be leaked into the ground when the gas stations tanks start leaking. I'm surprised of how few people are conserned over this problem. I guess we will see a lot more people complaining when all of our states have this stuff. I personally know of 8 people that are cutting there boats apart to get away from fiberglass tanks because of problems with the ethanjunk.
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