There have been quite a few articles in the news lately about ethanol's use in boats. Most of the articles go through all the potential problems that some boats owners could have using ethanol and give the impression that anyone with a boat should be wary of ethanol blended fuel.
I must admit that although my parents had a couple of boats during the time I growing up, I got my fill of boats a long time ago. I haven't had any real experience with boats in many years, so I haven't really had any first hand experience to contribute on this issue.
But there was a piece of information in an article today that I thought was pretty interesting.
While this organization recognizes that older boats may "experience significant difficulties with E10 ethanol," it says these difficulties "affect less than 1 percent of the 13 million registered boat owners in this country."
You can decide for yourself whether or not all the hype that issue has received is fair for an issue that won't effect 99% of boaters.
Source : Does ethanol-based gas demand a boat upgrade?