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post #19 of Old 10-27-2011
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Originally Posted by eryka View Post
We had to rebuild the carburator on our outboard three times last year, due to ethanol in the fuel. The last place we saw no-ethanol gas for the dinghy was Deltaville Marina in VA. If we drive from Annapolis to Deltaville or somewhere else outside of EPAs clean air zone around MD-VA-DC (3-4 hours each way) and fill a gas tank, stay overnight in a motel and drive back next day, we STILL save money compared to the cost of a rebuild!!!

I found this list of ethanol-free marinas for anyone else in the same circumstances: Ethanol Project | Chesapeake Bay Magazine
You had to rebuild the carb 3 times. You've no evidence that it was due to ethanol. Let me go further - it wasn't. The main issue with ethanol is that the fuel can attract water long term. Easily fixed with a dash of Stabil.

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