Odds are that you are thinking, “Man, here we go again; same old debate that will never end”. Member Bob Brown, the VAC’s semi-official wizard of the outboard motor, has provided a good commentary on the subject of what to do with fuel while your boat is stored in a fancy storage facility or just sitting idle in your drive way collecting leaves and spiders. The write up from the October 2013 issue of Seaworthy
is reproduced on page (DD) of this issue of The Angler.
Bottom line, if you can remove all fuel, do it completely (tank, fuel lines, filter and engine) and do it safely. If you cannot remove the fuel, then fill the tank, stabilize the fuel in the tank and then run the stabilized fuel all thru the fuel system and engine
. A ten minute run of the engine should get stabilized fuel all thru your fuel system and engine. Alcohol and water is not a good mix for anything associated with boating, e... (Read More)