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Old 10-17-2007, 10:43 AM
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Gas Tank- Full or Empty

When Winterizing the boat, is it better to store the boat with an empty gas tank or full one with gas stabilizer?
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:48 AM
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I have done both over the years. I use Stabil either way.

Last year I filled it up for no other reason than the price of gas was low when I put it away and then used it over the winter in the snowmobiles.

This year I am debating on either 1/2 full or 1/2 empty.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:50 AM
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I try to leave mine 3/4 full. That way I minimize the amount of condensation that will build up, while still leaving room for expansion. You should use stabilizer regardless, and try to run your boat a little after adding it- that way it can work its way to the motor.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:51 AM
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This year I am debating on either 1/2 full or 1/2 empty.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:52 AM
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I have heard arguments both ways, the problem with storing empty is , can you really get all the gas out of the tank, and do it safely. Here is what Boat US reccomends:
"Top off the fuel tank(s) and use additives to inhibit fuel's degeneration. There is a twofold advantage to topping off tanks: With gasoline, it is safer because fumes are minimized, and you will also minimize the possibility of condensation corroding the tank. When you're filling the tanks, leave some room for the gas to expand. "

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:53 AM
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It was discussed here the other week, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/sh...ighlight=empty
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:01 AM
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:10 AM
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Is a 1/2 tank, half full or half empty?
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:13 AM
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Is a 1/2 tank, half full or half empty?
It's a half a tank
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:45 AM
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I suppose if it's in a heated garage, as long as you Stabil what's left it probably doesn't matter. Personally, since my boat is outside in a carport, and it rains 11 months out of the year here, I'm going to fill mine to keep the condensation from getting water in the gas.
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