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Old 10-23-2010, 09:53 PM
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Stumbled onto this 40:1 premixed two-stroke fuel designed for gas-powered lawn and garden tools.
Comes in quart cans for a little over three bucks each and with preservatives added, is gauranteed to stay useable for two years...AFTER OPENING the can!!!
I bought six cans and will carefully wrap and store two each in all the running boats in case I do the unthinkable and run out of gas sometime... Half a gallon will at least get me to the shoreline........I'll date-stamp them and at the end of a couple of years dump them in a tank and buy two more......
Go to Wal-Mart garden area and check it out!...JB..........
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:44 PM
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[gauranteed to stay useable for two years...AFTER OPENING the can!!!

SO WHY REPLACE EVERY TWO YEARS? JUST DONT OPEN THE CANS AND SHOULDN'T IT BE GOOD FOREVER, WELL YOU KNOW! SAW THIS PREMIX OIL/GAS IN A CHAINSAW SITE ALSO. GOOD IDEA.....
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:34 AM
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Default Bill...You may have something there!

I think I'll store four cans, and maybe that will last 4 years?...............Maybe?
..............ha ha.........JB
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:32 AM
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hmmmm....

"a little over three bucks a can...for a quart. Four quarts to a gallon....

That's starting to add up.

Of course when I run out of gas and the rocky shore is rapidly approaching....I'd be mighty happy I had some....

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Old 10-24-2010, 10:11 AM
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Kinda agree? well I always took a 2 1/2 gal plastic gas can as a back up. Dont think thats too much trouble to dump in the tank at the end of each season or just put it in your clunker . I'd say spend your money on a inflatable life raft and paddle like crazy with a tow line! Too many Classics sinking lately , Oh thats another thread!!!!!!!!
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Jim.. you mention that they are cans ? Be carefull as not to store near a heat source or a battery. Im sure even a quart of gas in a sealed container could mke a real mess arcing acrossed a battery or such !

Spare fuel is always a good thing to have aboard.. I ALWAYS carry twice the expected gallonage.. (20 gallons aboard the 40 lark powered Owens and 12 on the loopercharged 50hp Wizard)
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Good Idea but isn't it cheaper to do it my way???

I use to keep a spare 2gal plastic gas can on the boat with the correct
amount of oil premeasured in a container and only add the oil if needed.
If I didn't need the back up I just poured it into the truck on the way home
and refilled it on the next boating trip.
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Good Idea but isn't it cheaper to do it my way???

I use to keep a spare 2gal plastic gas can on the boat with the correct
amount of oil premeasured in a container and only add the oil if needed.
If I didn't need the back up I just poured it into the truck on the way home
and refilled it on the next boating trip.
Cheaper...yes...

As convenient? Not even close...
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Jeff, I know your not lazy! I thought we were all Cheap here? I can see it now, a can explodes, the once nice Classic boat in a ball of fire to the bottom, another one bits the dust, sorry, Water!
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I have found the best insurance against being stranded is to carry a small "half pint" backup tank. You can get nice little 2 & 3 gallon tanks with the fuel fitting right on the end for your motor. The little 10 to 20 HP engines usually come equipped with these. They are all over the place on Ebay. They don't take up much space & are light & easy to take in & out of the boat. I never use mine till the end of the season, that way it is always on board as a full 3 gallon backup. Just click on the hose & go.

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