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Old 09-26-2007, 06:53 AM
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:08 AM
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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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Thats correct! With the new E-10 fuels you want to get as much fuel out of the boat as possible.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:52 AM
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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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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 one...........one 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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Marinas on our area have ethanol gas.......I now store near empty.
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Marinas on our area have ethanol gas.......I now store near empty.
They do in Maryland as well!!
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We just keep boating all winter long, no problem!
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