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Old 04-15-2008, 03:00 PM
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America needs to stop being a superpower and just be a country. None of the other nations are stepping up to save the world. We can no longer afford to give away food and money, the US is broke and the rest of the world is only thinking about themselves. Instead of crippling the economy with global warming fears and taxes, China and Russia are securing oil fields and opening coal plants to fuel their power and transportation needs. Their economic health depends on it. Our politicians are too stupid to figure that out.

If we stop trying to save the world, we can make all of the fuel we need with existing acrage.
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I for one think the government should force the gas companies to post how much if any ethanol is in the gas. Ga. requires nothing and I have absolutely no way of knowing if I am buying ethanol free gas.They also need to make ethanol free gas available if it isn't.

I hope it's not gonna take a bunch of boats blowing up and killing people before something is done.
I do not believe there is any ethanol free gas anymore, it all contains at least 10%.
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I think most of OK is still ethanol free. I have yet to put ethanol in any of my boats.
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I think QT is selling ethanol now and other stations are too. And they dont have to say it is!! Phillips 66 advertises ethanol free fuel, Thats where I always go now. Of course I havent bought gas at QT in a LONG time.
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I do not believe there is any ethanol free gas anymore, it all contains at least 10%.
I can still get 100% pure gas here in Wisconsin. The gas stations even advertise the fact.
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I do not believe there is any ethanol free gas anymore, it all contains at least 10%.
Throughout the populated regions of VA (cities and suburbs) all gas is 10% ethanol. Once you get well outside those regions "regular" gas is about the only thing you will find. I now tow my boat out of the way to fill-up at one of those stations.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:02 AM
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Do you know what the tank in a 87 Pachanga 22 and a 2003 260 powerquest legend is made of?

Even if mine are OK it's still a crock. I never heard of the problem anywhere else but here and I'm an avid news reader!

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Most tanks in boats are aluminum or SS and its really not an issue.

It does suck for the people with fiberglass tanks.
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dont understand why they dont do with fuel the same they do with diesel. no ethanol in the gas FOR MARINE USE ONLY !!
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i know a few people PERSONALLY ...1 an owner of a skater and the other a motion. they both had major issues with there tanks
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It does eat aluminum,ask around
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