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Old 03-09-2007, 03:19 PM
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Gino, sorry about your luck. Maybe with the new boat you'll do better.

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Chris Flood? I am not being a smarta$$- the other thread said he was in The Keys at one time...

That just plain sucks!
I don't think that's the case. I think someone has contaminated fuel tanks. Possibly a mistake when the fuel was delivered. I can't see someone putting it in both tanks. You guys know my luck!
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Gino, As you know, I filled up the Gladiator with 60 gallons a side from your spot on Saturday. My boat ran just fine on that fuel.

I did have a simialar experience with a gas station in Miami shortly after the last hurricane.I filled the Tiger with about 300 gallons of 93 octane then launched the boat I got about 10 miles out of Miami headed to the Keys on the poker run when one motor went bye bye. Gas was full of ****,water and somewhat of an orange fliud. It didnt make to much HP for a very long period of time what ever it was
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What day did you put the fuel in at Holiday Isle ??
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I bought 70 +/- gallons at Holiday Isle Saturday afternoon with no issues. I docked on the same dock your boat was at so it would have been the same pump.

Sucks for you but atleast your boat will have fresh motors for the new owner.
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Damn!
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Maybe an engine builder could chime in on this. Seems to me that diesel burns much slower than gasoline making the the engines just run bad or not at all, not junk the motors. I must be missing something?
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I know Mike O. from NJ & FL with the Cig Rum Runner had motor isues and someone said bad octain but maybe it was desiel he went to the keys fri he was on the thur run it happened in the keys ck w/FPC to contact him
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I know Mike O. from NJ & FL with the Cig Rum Runner had motor isues and someone said bad octain but maybe it was desiel he went to the keys fri he was on the thur run it happened in the keys ck w/FPC to contact him

I will do that. I spoke to Stu and he hadn't heard oof any issues. The bad actane could have actually been the same diesel problem I have.
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Gino, there is a good lab in Miami that can test and certify your bad fuel.

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