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Does Your Boat Smell?

    Tip #16 Does your boat smell? HA! You’re probably going to blame it on the water… but that’s not the stink I’m talking about. I’m talking about the two smells you must be aware of, that’s the smell you can smell and the smell you can’t. Fuel is the one you can smell… and if you do you better take a look and see if you have a spill. Here’s why… From our fire safety training at the marina you have three things to create an explosion, that’s oxygen, fumes, and a spark.  YIKES that means on your boat at any given time you’ve got two of the three. So when you smell something, take a moment and...

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Why Ethanol (E15) is Bad for Boats – the really quick version.

Gasoline is not your most exotic boat accessory purchase, but it will be your most frequent.  Yesterday the EPA moved ahead with its plan for E15.  I thought I’d explain the basics of why ethanol and boats do not mix. Ethanol is a solvent.  It dissolves seals, gaskets, hoses and fiberglass fuel tanks.  Boats are different […]

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