cwag911, I plan to pull my boat in November (live in Tennessee). When I got the boat a few weeks ago, I filled it at a local station with E10 and about 2 weeks afterwards put Marine Sta Bil in (1oz to 10 gals). I have since learned that I can get E-Free gas at a local gas station and lug the 5 gal containers to fill my tank. I am currently just under 3/4 tank and will probably be somewhere just under 1/2 tank when I pull the boat. I plan on adding more Sta Bil to the tank before I pull it. My question is for you and other more experienced boaters -- should I add the E-Free gas to the tank before storing or just burn off the E10 next season and then add the E-free gas. I have been told that the E-10 gas will likely go to the bottom of the tank since it is heavier (what I have been told) and burn off first. At this point I am confused on the best way to go (add E-free now or wait until next season after the E10 has burned off and just add the additional Sta Bil before storing)? Also, do you or others add stabilizer to the E-free gas? Thanks.I realize I have a longer boating and mowing season than you "Northerners". 9 months out of the year I use E10 with stabilizer and Nov/Dec/Jan, I use E- free fuel with Stabil and Seafoam when all my motors sit. I use 5 gal cans either way. If I were putting my stuff up for a northern winter then I would use the good stuff.
Did you have a couple of hundred hours at the end of 5 yearsOur Honda was done after 5 years. I also installed a water pressure guage.