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Boat owners have had to deal with ethanol issues for years now, and we’re learning the best ways to combat its effects. Here’s how to deal with ugly fuel. Search through the archives of BD Outdoors for ethanol, and you’ll find no fewer than 20 articles mentioning this stuff, most of which dwelling on the …

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According to a warning by Yamaha Motor Corporation, ethanol gas is the largest cause of trouble with marine engines these days. If you’re unfamiliar with ethanol, it’s being added to the majority of today’s fuel supply as an oxygenate to help reduce emissions. The problem with ethanol gas, which is basically 200 poof grain alcohol, …

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The battle to protect your boat’s engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply for 2018, and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging recreational boaters to speak up and be …

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“Big Ethanol” is at it again. In a new advertising campaign timed with the start of boating season, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry, continues to spread mistruths in its support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a 2005 law that mandates the blending of biofuels such as …

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BoatUS Delivers Over 24,000 Boaters’ Comments Urging EPA to Stop Adding More Ethanol to the Nation’s Gasoline Supply Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) President Margaret Podlich (L) and Government Affairs Manager David Kennedy (R), delivered over 24,000 comments from recreational boaters to EPA Headquarters in Washington DC to urge the agency to …

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Mandatory ethanol increase from the EPA for 2017 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the country’s use of ethanol again. In their proposal for 2017, the EPA would require that the American public consume 300 million more gallons of ethanol in gasoline than this year. They don’t seem concerned that this mandatory ethanol increase is …

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Ethanol and Boats Don’t Mix Unless you haven’t put fuel in your car in the past ten years, you’re probably familiar with the term E10. It refers to the 10 percent ethanol that is blended into the gasoline you buy at the pump. If you’ve owned an outboard-powered boat during that same time period, you …

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No matter what side of the coin you’re on, it’s clear the RFS isn’t working for recreational boat owners. Here’s a short video from the American Petroleum Institute, one of BoatUS’ partners, that says it best: Ethanol and Boaters Don’t Mix If you own a boat, you may have heard by now that a government …

Boat Maintenance

Quality fuel system treatments are an important part of keeping any gasoline-powered machine running clean and strong and should be part of any regular maintenance routine.

Boat Maintenance

Taking care of your boat’s fuel system during extended downtime such as this is important to the health and welfare of your fishing rig.