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Boaters Beware: Low-Price ‘Regular 88’ Gas is Bad for Boats

SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 27, 2019 – With more ethanol than ever before being served up at the nation’s gas station pumps this Labor Day holiday weekend, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) cautions America’s recreational boaters to avoid filling up with “Regular 88” fuel on recreational boating’s traditional last summer hurrah. That’s because the latest gasoline blend may contain up to 15% ethanol (E15) – enough to harm the boat motor and void the engine manufacturer’s warranty.

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