Another angle on things that makes me prefer diesel is the way we get jerked around regarding gas. In a pinch, the trucks and ships have to run. Diesel will have production priority over gas. Post -Katrina is a perfect example. Couldn't get gas, then after a few days, only a $20 limit (about 6 gallons!), but you could have all the diesel you wanted. Also, while gas engines will run on ethanol, the conversion requires anti-corrosion mods, but diesels run on bio-diesel will little or no adjustments, even used cooking oil will work with a simple "greasel" kit. Granted, this isn't as big a deal with pleasure craft, but still something to consider.
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