Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NE & Windwards
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Re: Gas with alcohol
New gas tanks will let air in but not out. Stated to be able to tolerate the increased pressure when tank is left in the dinghy in the sun.
Still, issues of humid air getting into gas tanks remains. Iím in the Caribbean for present so personally a non issue. When in New England throw out gas or run through lawn mower if more than a few months old. Store tanks in cool,dry place. Use biobor for gas. When I can buy gas at local small craft airport. Always remove fuel line and run carburetor dry if using a two stroke and it wonít be run daily. Less of an issue with efi 4 stroke.
Immediately put water separating and 5 u filter on any gas engine. Ideally when first bought. Best $35-100 youíll spent on your dinghy engine. Now here most all cruisers do it or filter their gas when filling up.