Fueling a motor boat, an electrical generator or a personal watercraft with ethanol isn't a problem when you know the secret to keeping the engine happy.
By now you already know that Ethanol-laced gasoline is notorious for causing big problems with outboard motors, stern drives and inboard engines. Whether or not it should ever put to sea is a moot point. Whether we like it or not, that's what's on the fuel docks. But the fact of the matter is that boat and personal watercraft owners need not suffer. In fact, millions of boaters burn E-10 without problems. Here's how to make this BioFuel work for you.
The author is a factory-trained marine mechanic and service manager who, as a contributing editor, wrote about marine engine technology and repairs for Motor Boating magazine for three decades as well as contributing stories to Popular Mechanics, and various Boating and Yachting magazines in the US, Australia, Singapore and Brazil. He has plied the trade in the Caribbean, Iowa, Arizona and California.