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Old 05-05-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I have not been on here for what seems like forever. Here is my fear. Bought the 2100sc3 at the end of the season 2010 had a full tank of gas and ran it down only a half of a tank.

Had the boat winterized and fuel stabilized.

In 2011 I topped off the tank and only got to use the boat for 3 short trips. Weekends were busy with wedding plans, honeymoon and a bad car crash. I only burned a quarter of a tank. (Waste of marina space and my money)

Had it winterized and fuel stabilized.

Now itís May of 2012 and there is ĺ of a tank leftover. I have not pulled the tarp off to clean it and install the batteries. I canít afford a Marina so I was just going to cruise up and down the Connecticut River. Is the fuel any good? Will it tell me that it does not like it when I start it up in the driveway? I donít want to get stranded on the river. With dead battery issues nonstop on this boat my wife is already getting fed up with it.

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Old 05-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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If it were me Dave, I would pump that fuel out and burn it in my car that is much more forgiving in burning old gas than a marine engine.

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Old 05-05-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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Thanks ccruser1 I was thinking about doing that and possibly putting it in containers to mow the lawn but I'm not sure how easy it's going to be to get the old fuel out.
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dave..welcome back and it sounds like you had a rough yr....well...there's a few things you can do..as stated...pump the fuel out and into your car...burn that out thru there...but another thing to try is some HEAT...it's a water scavanger that suspends it and burns it up thru the engine.....you may need a couple of cans of the stuff but it usually works well....so...I'd stick it in the water and run it for awhile close to the docks to make sure it's working before you get underway....then replace the filter ..you may have to replace the filter a few times if it's just a standard spin on.........


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Thanks Seapup,

Glad to be back and looking for at least one year of trouble free boating otherwise it will probably go on the market. I figured I could let it idle in the driveway for an hour with the mouse ears on it and see what it does but I will also research heat. It's really bad of me to own a boat and not know how to work on them at all. Will have to locate the fuel filter and find replacement ones.

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dave..I think heat can be had at just about any auto parts store....or west marine...it's used to get water in suspension.....


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If the engine has a fuel/water separator, and the fuel has been treated, add some Heat as SP says and then just run the thing.

I had 3 year old gas in my old car when I fired the new engine and it wasn't a problem. If the engine in your 2100 SC3 is fuel injected the knock sensor will deal with any pre-ignition issues that the old gas may present. If it's carb'd just don't load the engine up too much; no WOT blasts. Run it just at whatever speed it needs to get on plane and take your time getting on plane. Burn off enough to get you to 1/3 full then refill.

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Thanks everyone, I will try it and see how it goes. I will then let you know. What are your thoughts on HEAT compared to Seafoam?
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Different products with different uses. Seafoam will do nothing for water in the gas.
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Gotcha, ok HEAT it is.
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