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    Hey guys near the end of the Boating season over here in New York just curious what everybody's opinion is on the best gas stabilizer.

    #2
    I have used many different brands, they all seem to work well. Is the fuel in your area ethanol free?

    Make sure after adding the fuel stabilizer you run the engine to ensure the stabilizer has made it's way through the whole fuel system, then change your oil and do the rest of your layup.
    Joel
    1987 3818 Hino 175
    "Knotty Girl"
    Prince Rupert B.C.

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      #3
      I agree with Joel, and will say that there is no substitute for Non-Ethanol gasoline.

      As Joel suggests, operate the engine after the stabilizer has been thoroughly mixed with the fuel.

      ** You can also empty and re-fill your fuel filter cartridge with an oil-enriched fuel mixture and operate the engine until the mixture has reached the fuel delivery system.

      Keep in mind that we Fog carbureted engines only and that we DO NOT Fog a TBI or FI or MPI system.

      For those systems, use the above ** method.

      .

      Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
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        #4
        I use non-ethanol gas with Sta-Bil brand stabilizer in my outboards, lawn equipment, and my motorcycles. I've never had any issues when I recommission them in the spring.
        1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
        2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
        Anacortes, WA
        Isla Verde, PR

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          #5
          "Norton Rider" post=827064 wrote:
          I use non-ethanol gas with Sta-Bil brand stabilizer in my outboards, lawn equipment, and my motorcycles. I've never had any issues when I recommission them in the spring.
          I strongly Agree... I use the marine stabil (blue colored) with non ethanol gas and have had no issues even after some of my equipment has sat unused 4 years... when recommissioning I always add a bit of seafoam additive to the tank just to insure the cleanest possible system and best performance...

          in the past 10 years since using these products religiously, I have saved thousands of dollars in repair bills. at $150-250 per visit to the repair shop it adds up quick when a person has lots of equipment and not enough time to work on it themselves...


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            #6
            "Norton Rider" post=827064 wrote:
            I use non-ethanol gas with Sta-Bil brand stabilizer in my outboards, lawn equipment, and my motorcycles. I've never had any issues when I recommission them in the spring.
            +1 I only use premium non-ethanol, and since sometimes there is a month or two between when I take her out again, I add the proper amount of Sta-Bil with each fill. I also add Sta-Bil to all my gas powered equipment, like my lawn mower. I used to put both Biobor and Sta-Bil in our motorsailers diesel tanks. No bugs and it would fire up very quickly. I also use Mobil1 full synthetic in all my equipment and vehicles, and have for 15 years. I agree with Centerline2, the repair bills add up too quickly when I don't use it.
            "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
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            HAM: KE7TTR
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            BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
            Kevin

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              #7
              Here on Long Island, NY I use E-10 gas and choose to run Startron Gas stabilizer continuously throughout the boating season. That way there's no question about getting treated fuel to the engine when winterizing. I used to be OCD about storing the boat with 3/4 tank or more, but not any more....half a tank is fine.
              Ted
              2005 288 Command Bridge
              350 Mag MPI / BRAVO III

              Every Day Is Saturday

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                #8
                Only have E10 in my area and I have been using sta-bil marine for 20 years without any issues. I top my tank off at the end of the season and run the engine to ensure the stabilized mixture is throughout the fuel system.
                1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

                Mike

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                  #9
                  "Saturday288" post=827082 wrote:
                  I used to be OCD about storing the boat with 3/4 tank or more, but not any more....half a tank is fine.
                  Seems you've beaten it. If you still were, you'd know it's actually CDO, ....because now all the letters are in the correct order, ...AS THEY SHOULD BE! :woohoo:

                  Couldn't resist. Back to the thread. :silly:
                  "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
                  MMSI: 367637220
                  HAM: KE7TTR
                  TDI tech diver
                  BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
                  Kevin

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                    #10
                    Incidentally, you can find the locations of road and marine gas stations with non-ethanol fuel here:

                    https://www.pure-gas.org/
                    1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
                    2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
                    Anacortes, WA
                    Isla Verde, PR

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                      #11
                      I just bought the Stabil Marine 360 (blueish color) at Walmart for $8. Honestly not sure there's any real difference between that and regular Stabil, but for $8 I figured why not, don't be cheap.

                      I also added it, let the boat run about 10minutes, then fogged the carburetor and even fogged each cylinder through the spark plug holes.




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                        #12
                        "Doubled50" post=827127 wrote:
                        .....then fogged the carburetor and even fogged each cylinder through the spark plug holes.
                        Being mechanically ....ummmmm..... challenged, I've heard the term 'fogged', but I have no clue what that is. Please explain.
                        "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
                        MMSI: 367637220
                        HAM: KE7TTR
                        TDI tech diver
                        BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
                        Kevin

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                          #13
                          "Doubled50" post=827127 wrote:
                          I just bought the Stabil Marine 360 (blueish color) at Walmart for $8. Honestly not sure there's any real difference between that and regular Stabil, but for $8 I figured why not, don't be cheap.
                          I believe that the ingredients in both are similar, but the concentrations are different. If you look at the instructions on the bottle you will notice that the recommended amount of the blue stuff to be mixed with fuel is a lot less than the regular stuff. Do the math and you may find out that the blue stuff is actually cheaper in the long run.
                          1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
                          2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
                          Anacortes, WA
                          Isla Verde, PR

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                            #14
                            "Doubled50" post=827127 wrote:
                            I just bought the Stabil Marine 360 (blueish color) at Walmart for $8. Honestly not sure there's any real difference between that and regular Stabil, but for $8 I figured why not, don't be cheap.

                            I also added it, let the boat run about 10minutes, then fogged the carburetor and even fogged each cylinder through the spark plug holes.

                            [attachment]41864 wrote:
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                            The marine one has additional additives and higher concentration to treat up to 80 gallons.
                            1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

                            Mike

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                              #15
                              "CptCrunchie" post=827130 wrote:
                              "Doubled50" post=827127 wrote:
                              .....then fogged the carburetor and even fogged each cylinder through the spark plug holes.
                              Being mechanically ....ummmmm..... challenged, I've heard the term 'fogged', but I have no clue what that is. Please explain.
                              It's a fogging oil that you spray into the open carburetor while the boat is running to prevent the jets from getting gunk on them over the winter and clogging up. It's just an aerosol spray. I revved up the engine to about 3000 rpm and sprayed it real good, then set it back to idle and spray it until it kills the motor. Then put the cover back on and call it a day. I then removed each spark plug and just shot some into each hole into the cylinder.
                              2001 Bayliner Capri 1950 CL

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