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Proud new to us owner of a 22SSRFBXP. Last boat was a Chaparral 230ssi. We got tired of the rough ride so we decided to switch to a Tri-toon. Haven't taken delivery yet. Planning on adding a wet sounds amp and very little else at this point. Wondering about outboard motors though, my boat has a Yamaha 200 and I’m wondering about whether this engine can run pump gas with ethanol or not?
 

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I use gasoline with 10% ethanol in the summer when it sits in the tank for only a brief time. However, I fill with 100% gasoline (known as Rec Gas here) for off-season storage. If it was closer than a 50 mile round trip, I would burn it exclusively.
 

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Congrats on the boat! My boat has never seen gas with ethanol in it. I saw what it did to fuel lines on various gas powered lawn equipment. I know motor manufacturers state that you can use gas with ethanol in it. I just choose not to.
 

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Per the Yamaha manual you can burn up to 10%.
 

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Like BK I choose not to and carry in non ethanol
 

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I use it (10 years now) and mix marine stabil with it religiously. Then again, I’m missing one of your zeros :D That shouldn’t matte though, it’s still running on 10%.
 

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No ethanol for me either
Here is a list of stations the sell ethanol free .Sort-able by state .

 

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Thanks for all of the responses. I haven’t downloaded the Yamaha manual yet but in my experience most fuel injected motors can handle ethanol fuel..... That being said I only had one issue on the Chaparral and that was my fault since I put it away for the season without filling it and treating. I won’t make that mistake again.

I have tons of questions and will be searching and posting here now. I used the chap owners page a lot and plan on doing the same here.

Only been out on it once but so far I love this boat.
 

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Thanks for all of the responses. I haven’t downloaded the Yamaha manual yet but in my experience most fuel injected motors can handle ethanol fuel..... That being said I only had one issue on the Chaparral and that was my fault since I put it away for the season without filling it and treating. I won’t make that mistake again.

I have tons of questions and will be searching and posting here now. I used the chap owners page a lot and plan on doing the same here.

Only been out on it once but so far I love this boat.
Congratulations on the new Bennington. As others might chime in, “pictures or it aint true!” :D
 

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Congrats! Looks great!
 

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I try to use ethanol-free rec fuel but have occasionally used 10%. I do use stabil all the time and have never had any Issues.
 

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Congrats on the new boat, last year we bought our very first boat. This site has been great for advice. I have opted for the Zero ethanol approach. I have a number of marinas on the lake that provide fuel, and yes it is a bit more expensive, but I paid $50K for a boat so why get cheap with the fuel.

Enjoy the new ride.

Jay
 

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Plus, gas is about as cheap as it will ever be. Even Marina gas.
 

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I always run ethanol free gas with Star Tron, as there are times the gas will sit for a while at certain times of the year. Our newer engines, lines, fuel pumps, etc. are designed for ethanol and I would only anticipate issues if the gas containing ethanol is going to sit for an extended period of time and start to ”varnish”. If you run through the gas quickly, I would have zero concerns with fuel containing ethanol. Congrats on the new boat!!
 

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Welcome! She's a beauty!! As for ethanol vs. non-ethanol, I personally have never had a problem running 10% in any of my boats (power equipment is a different story). Every so often, I'll throw some Sea Foam in for good measure.
 

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Congrats! The boat looks great. Welcome to the forum.
 

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I have a 115, and use 10% plus marine stabil all the time. Use marine stabil with all gas for small engines as well.
 

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No ethanol for me either
Here is a list of stations the sell ethanol free .Sort-able by state .

Thanks for this link!
I wanted to get ethanol free gasoline here in NJ and was told it was not available. Now I see three places on the list all within 30 minutes drive.
 

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Thanks for this link!
I wanted to get ethanol free gasoline here in NJ and was told it was not available. Now I see three places on the list all within 30 minutes drive.
Glad you found a few places . That is why I re post the link every now and then
 
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