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first sight
05-21-2006, 12:13 PM
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Hi All,
I am a new user and I thought this link would be intresting to some of ya.

http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2006/04/29/business/biz02.txt


First Sight

Cal
05-21-2006, 10:25 PM
What a PIA:(

Mink Islander
05-22-2006, 05:56 AM
But I'd rather go to some expense and replace the old fiberglass tank on my 83 Montauk than continue to pollute the waters of Winnipesaukee with MTBE...

Captn'J
05-22-2006, 06:44 PM
I heard a lot about this over the past few days. This could be huge for boaters who have older boats. The gas containing 10% ethanol will probabley not get to the lake until mid-summer or so. If you have a fiberglass gas tank you will need to replace it. The ethanol will eat right through it. You should look at your fuel lines and caborator looked at as well, this stuff will gum up your butterfly, pump and engine over a rather short time if it's not up to snuff. I have a 2004 Formula - I called my dealer today to check to see if I am effected by this - luckily I will be OK.

Airwaves
05-22-2006, 11:21 PM
Here is another article from BOATUS on the problem.
http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/fueltest.asp :(

Mee-n-Mac
05-22-2006, 11:47 PM
But I'd rather go to some expense and replace the old fiberglass tank on my 83 Montauk than continue to pollute the waters of Winnipesaukee with MTBE...

While the ethanol/gas mixture may be an issue with gas bought from a "land" station, I thought the boat gas docks had already eliminated MTBE from their gas. I didn't think they had replaced it with another oxygenate (ie - ethanol) but I haven't really looked either. Anyone know for sure ? For anyone with old fiberglass tanks, the "solution" might be as simple as using the gas docks.