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Old 10-18-2013, 02:12 PM
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Read somewhere that Seafoam lasts longer than Stabil - I still use Stabil Ethanol Treatment at fill ups - but always dump a appropriate amount of seafoam for layup.

Seafoam itself is a fuel stabilizer...
Is this a special type of Sea Foam, or the same kind you pick up for injector cleaning? Also, how much would you use for 30 gal., one can be enough?
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:17 PM
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Sta-bil Red says it will keep fuel fresh for 12 months.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:24 PM
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Sta-bil Red says it will keep fuel fresh for 12 months.
SO will Seafoam - I believe fuel stabilization is not hard these days.. and I don't get 10 months of snow peter.. 20 weeks is all I need to stabilize... ...
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:25 PM
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Bought the balance of my winterization supplies...
VR-1 20w50 Synth
Napa 41060 - upgrade version of 1069
Napa 3003 - in line fuel filter - goes before pump
Sea Foam - stabilize fuel

hope to hold off on winterization - but work alas is getting in the way and the weather slipping away..
Sad day Mike... The 50-degrees outside doesn't help much either! What happened to fall?

Reading your post I realized I remembered everything with my winterization...EXCEPT Stabil. Duh. I assume pouring some in the tank is better than nothing, even though it won't make its way through the engine. (Since I've already fogged the engine, I didn't think I should turn it over at all.) Thoughts? Reprimands?
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:27 PM
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Is this a special type of Sea Foam, or the same kind you pick up for injector cleaning? Also, how much would you use for 30 gal., one can be enough?
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Bill
My MCOCD would put 2 bottles of Sea Foam in - Red Stabil is cheaper...

With the risk of the flame thrower coming out.. -- I even put MMO in my gas. Just a couple ounces per tank at every fill up. Probably not necessary - but it gives me piece of mind..
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:28 PM
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My boat could end up sitting half way through next summer before use. I'm going to winterize it tomorrow, want to use the best stabilizer I can. I've always used Sta-bil in the past, but if there is something better out there I'd switch.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:31 PM
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Sad day Mike... The 50-degrees outside doesn't help much either! What happened to fall?

Reading your post I realized I remembered everything with my winterization...EXCEPT Stabil. Duh. I assume pouring some in the tank is better than nothing, even though it won't make its way through the engine. (Since I've already fogged the engine, I didn't think I should turn it over at all.) Thoughts? Reprimands?
No - I would throw sum in the tank... fuel in the line should be ok.. imo.. no air sitting there with fuel to oxidize..(right James and JimN?) ---

Reprimand.. grab beer sit in boat make motor sounds - sip beer - repeat..

I always put the witches brew in my tank... I have made many friends on this forum - upside -- lot's more fun and skiing.. downside my boat sits more often...
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:34 PM
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My boat could end up sitting half way through next summer before use. I'm going to winterize it tomorrow, want to use the best stabilizer I can. I've always used Sta-bil in the past, but if there is something better out there I'd switch.
Bill
I am sure they are both good - I have read nothing but good things about both products... over all. From personal experience - my motors start better after layup now that I have used Sea Foam.

My 1986 Johnson Outboard starts first time after laying up for 49-50 weeks each and every year since 1986 - She sleeps in northwest ontario near Medimoose..
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:10 PM
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No - I would throw sum in the tank... fuel in the line should be ok.. imo.. no air sitting there with fuel to oxidize..(right James and JimN?) ---

Reprimand.. grab beer sit in boat make motor sounds - sip beer - repeat..

I always put the witches brew in my tank... I have made many friends on this forum - upside -- lot's more fun and skiing.. downside my boat sits more often...
Ha! I figured I'd just pour it in there and see how it goes. If memory serves me well I have done this before and didn't have an issue. (On second thought, obviously my memory isn't serving me to well...)

In any case, good to know I have you down the road to help me figure it out in the spring!
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:21 PM
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Sad day Mike... The 50-degrees outside doesn't help much either! What happened to fall?

Reading your post I realized I remembered everything with my winterization...EXCEPT Stabil. Duh. I assume pouring some in the tank is better than nothing, even though it won't make its way through the engine. (Since I've already fogged the engine, I didn't think I should turn it over at all.) Thoughts? Reprimands?
It might help to cycle the key a couple times once the stabil is in the fuel tank. It might not do anything, but you will feel better for doing something.
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