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  • Tips to store a boat with E-10 gasoline (containing 10% ethanol) over the winter

    Tips to store a boat with E-10 gasoline (containing 10% ethanol) over the winter

    Nearly full tank or nearly empty tank? That is the big question facing boaters now in the midst of preparing their boats for the long winter hibernation. The concern is ethanol - an octane enhancing gasoline additive that has some unfortunate, harmful side effects on marine engines

  • Boating Challenges with Ethanol

    Boating Challenges with Ethanol

    About half (49 percent) of respondents said they filled up their boats with E0 (ethanol-free) fuel this summer.

  • How to Combat Ethanol Damage to Your Engines

    How to Combat Ethanol Damage to Your Engines

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    The use of ethanol in our gasoline supply is a hot topic in the news and has been something boaters have watched closely. The damage of the biofuel additive to fuel lines and other engine parts has been a cause for concern since they began adding it to fuel as a result of the Biofuels Act of 2006 that was enacted in 2010.

  • Combat the Damage of Ethanol in Your Bass Boat with John Murray

    Combat the Damage of Ethanol in Your Bass Boat with John Murray

    Bassmaster Elite Series pro John Murray talks about combating the damage of ethanol in your bass boat motor.

  • More Ethanol Talk | 15 Percent Ethanol

    More Ethanol Talk | 15 Percent Ethanol

    EPA has mandated a rise in ethanol in gasoline to 15%

  • You Wanted Less Ethanol With Your Gas; But EPA Adds More

    You Wanted Less Ethanol With Your Gas; But EPA Adds More

    This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the public how much ethanol it wanted to be added to the nation's gasoline supply, and recreational boaters as well as many other owners of gasoline engines and vehicles spoke up against increasing ethanol volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On Friday, EPA set the 2018 RFS at 19.29 billion gallons, a 0.05 percent increase over the 2017 standard. Signed into law in 2005, the RFS requires an increasing amount of biofuels, such as corn ethanol, to be blended into the gasoline supply.

  • EPA Requests Comments: How much ethanol do you want in your gas in 2018?

    EPA Requests Comments: How much ethanol do you want in your gas in 2018?

    The battle to protect your boat's engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation's fuel supply for 2018, and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging recreational boaters to speak up and be heard by providing comments at http://cqrcengage.com/boatus/app/act-on-a-regulation?2&engagementId=389053. The deadline is midnight August 31.

  • Tags to Avoid Use of High Ethanol Fuels in Boats:Look Before You Pump

    Tags to Avoid Use of High Ethanol Fuels in Boats:Look Before You Pump

    Help Promote Use of E10 or Less Fuel – Free 'Look Before You Pump' Hangtags Available The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute is offering new 'Look Before You Pump' hangtags to all NMMA members to help promote the use of E10 or less fuel to your customers – great for dealerships, showrooms, boat shows, etc. Simply fill out this form, and OPEI will ship your requested amount of hangtags, while supplies last. As a reminder, all 'Look Before You Pump' assets – from infographics to rack cards – can be found on NMMA.org in the Advocacy Toolkit to help education consumers about ethanol and appropriate boat fuel.

  • BoatUS Skewers Latest Big Ethanol Effort

    BoatUS Skewers Latest Big Ethanol Effort

    Big Ethanol is at it again. In a new advertising campaign timed with the start of boating season, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the leading trade association for America's ethanol industry, continues to spread mistruths in its support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a 2005 law that mandates the blending of biofuels such as corn-ethanol into our gasoline. The nation's largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) clarifies the ad campaign's spin with hard truths.

  • Fishing Groups Call on White House for Ethanol Policy Changes

    Fishing Groups Call on White House for Ethanol Policy Changes

    In a letter sent today to the Trump administration and Congress, a coalition of recreational boating and sportfishing interests urged action to fix America's broken ethanol policy. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) on behalf of the nation's 12 million recreational boat owners, 46 million recreational anglers and 35,000 recreational boating businesses respectively expressed concern with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

  • Petition on Ethanol Policy

    Petition on Ethanol Policy

    Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking its more than half-million members – and any recreational boat owner concerned with having a safe fuel supply – to petition the Trump administration and Congress to reform the ethanol mandate, also known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

  • Comments Urging EPA to Stop Adding More Ethanol to the Nation's Gasoline Supply

    Comments Urging EPA to Stop Adding More Ethanol to the Nation's Gasoline Supply

    A sticker on the pump mixed in with all the other labels may be the only warning for E15 gasoline," said Podlich. Most marine engines are built to only work with up to 10% ethanol, and it is illegal to use gas containing more than 10% ethanol in any marine engine.

  • BoatUS Asks Boaters to Say "No" to More Ethanol in 2017

    BoatUS Asks Boaters to Say "No" to More Ethanol in 2017

    THE ISSUE: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for comments on a proposal to increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation's gasoline supply for 2017. If adopted, these proposed levels will require the use of a record amount of ethanol, forcing higher-level ethanol fuel blends (including E15 or 15% ethanol) into gas pumps and at more gas stations. Most marine engines are built to only work with up to 10% ethanol, and it is illegal to use gas containing more than 10% ethanol in any marine engine.

  • Get the Edge: Lucas Oil Treatment with Ken Mah

    Get the Edge: Lucas Oil Treatment with Ken Mah

    By land or by sea Lucas Oil has got you covered.

  • Winterization and Ethanol Blended Fuels

    Winterization and Ethanol Blended Fuels

    The coming of cooler weather means an end to the boating and motorcycling season for many. Chiefly important in preparing these vehicles for winter is managing the potential for engine damage from the federally-mandated ethanol blend in our nation's gasoline supply.

  • BoatUS Survey Shows 91% of Boaters Want Ethanol-Free Gas

    BoatUS Survey Shows 91% of Boaters Want Ethanol-Free Gas

    As boaters head into the Labor Day weekend and fill up their boat's gas tank for one last hurrah of the season, a vast majority say they want ethanol-free gas, but only about half surveyed by the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) say it is available to them at marinas and gas stations.

  • EPA Wants to Know How Much Corn You Want in Your Boat's Gas Tank

    EPA Wants to Know How Much Corn You Want in Your Boat's Gas Tank

    The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the 2005 federal law that requires the blending of biofuels such as corn-ethanol into our gasoline. When it was written, it assumed that America's use of gasoline would continue to rise and mandated escalating amounts of biofuels to be blended with our fuel. Since 2005, however, gasoline usage has actually declined steadily, which today forces more ethanol into less gasoline.