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    2017 Bayliner VR5

    I have a 2017 VR5 with a Mercury 115hp engine and due to the pandemic and family issues, I did not use the boat much this season here in Virginia. I have about 25 gallons of fuel that I want to pump out. I have seen some ways to DIY, using pumps, but wanted to hear from some "experts" here about what is the best way to do this. I contacted my nearby Mercury Marine dealer and he said they don't have the EPA permit to do this. I see a number of pumps available, but none seem to get stellar reviews. Any ideas?

    How old is the present fuel?

    Will you be using the boat in 2021?

    There are some other options..............

    Take the boat out for a couple of hours and cruise 90 percent of the time in order to burn off some fuel.

    Add some fuel stabilizer, top off the tank with fresh fuel, preferably some with no ethanol.

    Here is a resource for Virginia................
    Present Boat- 2018 VR5 4.5/200hp Mercruiser
    Last Boat- 1998 Capri 1950CL 3.0 Mercruiser