Boater Beware: Higher ethanol fuel a problem for boat engines
ALEXANDRIA, VA (SUBMITTED) - Most recreational boats in the US are "trailer" boats. Stored in the backyard or driveway, they are trailered to the water and enjoyed for the day.
They are also refueled at your local gas station or minimart, which may soon offer a fuel, E15 (or 15% ethanol), that is prohibited by the federal government for use in boat motors and violates engine manufacturer warranties. That has the nation's largest recreational boat owners group, BoatUS, concerned over the potential for accidental misfueling.