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Old 07-29-2013, 05:37 PM
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10% Ethanol Free Gas not available for boats in my area

Many times I have read [at this website and forum] about going to where they have boats and being able to purchase ethanol free gasoline in small quantities so that our power tool carburetor's internal parts are not ruined.

Well, today I called a local Marina for the first time and they quickly informed me there was no such thing, saying it all has 10% ethanol. I'm curious as to why so many members here talked about getting their gasoline from Marinas, when it doesnt exist?
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:55 PM
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http://pure-gas.org/

Look up by your state, then city or surrounding area. Good luck.

(What does 10% ethanol free even mean??)
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:57 PM
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Our local marina has it but its $4.79 gal & 93 octane its the only place in our county that has it. They have to buy full tanker loads at a time to get it. I would hate to pull up a houseboat to fill up at those prices. But Im not walking
all the way down to the dock to buy it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:29 PM
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Our local marina has it but its $4.79 gal & 93 octane its the only place in our county that has it. They have to buy full tanker loads at a time to get it. I would hate to pull up a houseboat to fill up at those prices. But Im not walking all the way down to the dock to buy it.
Well, I would pay that price in a heartbeat for small amounts to use in outdoor power tools. But a boat, well, I might not want to then. But for $4.79/gal, that sure beats Home Depot and Lowes for their $7/Qt ethanol free gas.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:20 PM
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There's three places here in the charlotte area that I know sell ethanol free gas. None are marina's but if I go to the lake norman area all the marina's have ethanol free fuel. Its not cheap though.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:31 PM
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Many times I have read [at this website and forum] about going to where they have boats and being able to purchase ethanol free gasoline in small quantities so that our power tool carburetor's internal parts are not ruined.

Well, today I called a local Marina for the first time and they quickly informed me there was no such thing, saying it all has 10% ethanol. I'm curious as to why so many members here talked about getting their gasoline from Marinas, when it doesnt exist?
Because whoever you talked to is an idiot.

Call your local bulk fuel suppliers and ask who they sell recreational gas to. Go to that gas station.

The folks in corn country can still by 100% gas, no ethanol. Go figure.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:07 PM
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It's cheaper for me to purchase gasoline where I am located at the time, whether gasoline is 10 cents cheaper or ethanol free up the road doesn't make a lick of difference to me, by the time I drive to that location I have spent more than the benefit is worth, a new carburetor's 10 dollars and fueling stations are nowhere near the top of my list of scheduled routing priorities, then again I do run premium so this is one headache I don't have.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:33 PM
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. . . a new carburetor's 10 dollars . . .
Well, that's a BS reply, cause you aint buyin no brand new Walbro or Zama carb for $10, not even a rebuilt one. I priced a Walbro for an older Stihl FS66 and it was $90 retail. You must be buying stolen ones off of Craigslist or eBay!
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Well, that's a BS reply, cause you aint buyin no brand new Walbro or Zama carb for $10, not even a rebuilt one. I priced a Walbro for an older Stihl FS66 and it was $90 retail. You must be buying stolen ones off of Craigslist or eBay!
The rebuild kit for mine was $8. But my dealer is also a walbro dealer. Through dolmar it would of been like $70, through walbro it would been way less. All marinas have ethanol free gas. Also a service station near me is somehow selling ethanol free gas. Don't know how they are getting away with it.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:00 AM
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Because whoever you talked to is an idiot.

Call your local bulk fuel suppliers and ask who they sell recreational gas to. Go to that gas station.

The folks in corn country can still by 100% gas, no ethanol. Go figure.
That's because ethanol has replaced MBTE. Areas with low population never had MBTE so they don't need to have ethanol. MBTE was designed to cut air pollution but later deemed horrific for groundwater. That's when its use was discontinued and it was replaced with ethanol.
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