Discover Better Boating: Ethanol Use in Boats
Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation/Tourism Specialist, P: 315.312.3042, E: email@example.com
Barb Caster, Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, P: 315-447-9286
Oswego, NY, June 22, 2013 - With ethanol gas, be it E-10 or E-50, becoming more prevalent at gas stations, many boaters are concerned regarding its use on their boat and the potential impacts. In this edition of Discover Better Boating, we have some suggestions for you if you do use ethanol gas.
Joining New York Sea Grant's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White
is Paul White
at Pirate's Cove Marina on the Oneida River.
Some of the questions NYSG's Dave White asks Paul White in the segment include:
What is E-10 and E-15 and why are boaters concerned?
What can I as a boater do to prevent damage to my boats fuel system?
If I do have to use E-10 or E-15 gas, should I use an additive or have my fuel system modified?
For answers to these and other questions on the topic, check out the video clip below.
In closing the segment, NYSG's Dave White reminds that all boats with engines are required to have a fire extinguisher on board, and that they have to be fully charged and USCG approved for marine use.
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The Discover Better Boating in New York television series of monthly
tips is a collaborative, educational outreach effort by New York Sea
Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York (BIA) and
Series host Dave White, a coastal recreation and tourism specialist with
New York Sea Grant, interviews marine industry professionals about how
to enjoy New York’s waters cleanly, safely, cost-effectively, legally,
and in environmentally-friendly ways.
The seasonal series began in 2011 as a result of Discover Clean &
Safe Boating campaign created by New York Sea Grant and BIA in 2008.
Shows air the third Saturday of the month from May through October. An
archive of previous transcripts for individual "Discover Better Boating"
segments, as well as video streaming, can be found via NYSG's "Great
Lakes Boating & Marine Trades" resource site, www.nyseagrant.org/marina
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New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University
and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based
programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP
engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting
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sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great
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independent marine dealers, retailers and marine-related businesses
located throughout Central NY. The February Central NY Boat Show and
Fall Boat Sale are annual BIA events at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
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