Ethanol Not Safe for Boat Engines

Nationwide poll indicates mis-fueling Incidents on the rise.

A nationwide Harris poll indicates ethanol mis-fueling incidents are on the rise, according to a report published in the March 2018 edition of the Boating Writer’s International monthly BWI Journal.

Read the full report as published in BWI Journal

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Ethanol mis-fueling incidents are on the rise. OPEI

Also in the BWI Journal report, Kris Kiser, President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute is quoted as stating:


“The latest study underscored that Americans mistakenly believe that higher ethanol blends are safe for any engine. We believe this lack of knowledge is due to consumers blindly trusting that gas stations will only sell fuel that is safe. EPA must do more to educate fuel users.”

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Takeaway: Boating joins with the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) in advising boaters to be careful about the fuels used in their boats and to become knowledgeable about marine fuels.

See what happens when ethanol-blend gas and water mix: