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Old 02-15-2008, 12:34 PM
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How would a Lobby process evolve ?

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Lets lobby to get this CRAP taken out! Gas absolutly does go bad much faster! Cars harder to start [reportedly from backflow preventer valves going to sh** from the ethenal] Fiberglass tanks on SKATERS disolving cousing many many gallons of gas to get pumped OVERBOARD. [until bilgepump melts] Also increase in pollution from plowed fields and Nitrates from run off.
Merc what state are you in and what percentage of Ethanol is in your pumps ???? were at 10% and its badd chit
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How would a Lobby process evolve ????? i think the same process/principle as class action lawsuits
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Logic would ask who do you want to sue and why.

Logic would also suggest studies for implementing Ethonal Blend fuel focused on NON marine fuel usage. Marine fuel use is some small percent of total consumption and therefore could be considered a niche market. Major oil companies would probably admit they are not focused on niche markets. Therefore one may assume political oversight, relative to marine fuel. Surely, oil companies and legislature alike are not aware of the marine fuel impact. Such as,boats sit IN the water surrounded by high humidity,Ethonal is a wick for water. Water wicked into the fuel tank promotes phase separation. Regardless of the fuel tank material phase separation could be considered the root of safety,pollution and economic disparity.

Therefore,the best use of our resources may be to make our Legislators aware of this crisis. Perhaps the Lobby approach would amplify and expedite attention to the matter.
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Some may have visited the web site of Americas Petroleum Industry,if not try api.org

You will be able to learn more about the present and future of Ethanol. The content will also disclose pertinent information necessary for considering a petition to exclude marinas from mandated Ethanol fuel sales.
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Some may have visited the web site of Americas Petroleum Industry,if not try api.org

You will be able to learn more about the present and future of Ethanol. The content will also disclose pertinent information necessary for considering a petition to exclude marinas from mandated Ethanol fuel sales.
api.org pretty interesting Lloyd , got your rig back at SKATER yet ???????
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The Skater is still here.....The tanks have been drained and the last bit was absorbed by towels.....The gas was drained into open top 5 gallon buckets..... The 6"x10" aluminum plates were removed from the tank tops.... No sludge,flakes or other residue was found.....The inside of the tank was finger nail probed for hardness and found to be acceptable....The fuel filters were removed and cut apart....No residue or other foreign material was seen by the naked eye.

At the moment, we are sitting on our hands,watching the board reaction to the api.org and other available Marine Ethanol information.

Subject to the boards common consensus, a decision will be made for disposition of the tanks.
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The Skater is still here.....The tanks have been drained and the last bit was absorbed by towels.....

At the moment, we are sitting on our hands,watching the board reaction to the api.org and other available Marine Ethanol information.

Subject to the boards common consensus, a decision will be made for disposition of the tanks.
Sounded like the thread was going back up thursday from the call i got from OFFSHORESTEVE & email that there were too many tank threads and were combining them ...so your educated guess is to drain for winter layover ?????
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