Experts recommend a fuel stabilizer and other treatments for protection from the additive's effects
When you put your boat to bed for the winter, remember that proper preparation of the fuel system and engine is crucial because of the damage ethanol-blended gasoline can cause. The ethanol in gasoline has caused older fiberglass fuel tanks to deteriorate, fuel lines to gum up, and pistons and valves to fail.
Paying close attention to pump labels will be important to avoid filling up with the higher ethanol blend
Now that the federal government has approved the sale of gasoline with up to 15 percent ethanol, boat owners will have to check fuel-pump labels carefully to be sure the gas they use contains no more than 10 percent ethanol.
A sailboat fire Saturday afternoon at Donaldson's Point in Parker, Fla., choked the area in smoke and saddened a neighborhood.
Brit who surfs on a catamaran is 'rescued' for the ninth time at $4,000 a pop after capsizing
Glenn Crawley wants to set the record straight after trashing his second catamaran in the last four years - flipping for the 13th time overall - in angry surf off Newquay's beaches in Cornwall, England, where rescuers have taken to calling him "Capt. Calamity."
HEAVY LOAD: The Columbia River Bar Pilots' 44-year-old boat Peacock, which was built in Germany and worked the mouth of the river from 1967 to 1999, is now on permanent display outside the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Ore. Lifting the 80-ton 90-foot steel vessel required two cranes with a combined lifting capacity of more than 800 tons. The Peacock's final berth is 100 feet from the river's edge, beside Highway 30, the busiest route into Astoria.
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