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Re: Advice for new Atomic 4, gas, owners
I'm not a fan of gasoline engines on boats. Yes, the probability of an accident is low, but it's lower with diesel.
I had a fuel line fail last year that would certainly have led to a fire in a gas engine. Instead I just had a big mess, and a firm appreciation of the shortcuts the previous owner had taken. (re-inspection of the engine resulted in a few other preventative fixes as well.)
But since you have it, and probably don't want to spend $10K repowering it, diligent preventative maintenance is the key. If you have managed to avoid lighting yourself on fire at a gas station your whole life, you have the skills and sense to manage this application too.