Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I found gasoline, without corn...
Ever since Maine gas pumps started putting ethanol into the gasoline I've had nothing but trouble with my small motors, particularly my marine outboards. It flat out has become a safety issue that has hindered my confidence in the motor and added a degree of worriment to many a hunt. So I decided it was time to do some research.
Apparently, there are places in Maine where you can buy gasoline without ethanol. So I'm putting my logic to the test and will be purchasing over 20 gallons of straight gasoline (91 Octane) at around $5 a gallon. Compared to the bullshit I've been dealing with in terms of additives, running the motor dry, emptying gas tanks, and stress of motor problems, I'll pay the price and drive almost three hours to get it. We'll see how it works out, but the choice for me as an outdoorsman is ethanol free.
Straight gasoline should be offered at any fueling station, it just might scare you how many people would pay the extra price for the OPTION.
I'll be acquiring my fuel at the Dexter Regional Airport which has been confirmed by a good friend as an easy access 24 hour pay at the pump facility. They use it for air traffic and I'll be using it for maritime travel. One of my neighbors who summers from Massachusetts said the ethanol blend was evil crap, and now we are paying the consequences.
I even found a forum of Toyota Prius owners complaining how the ethanol blend was ruining their mileage. Click Here
For a link to the article that has brought about this post please click here.
Have a great day,
The Downeast Duck Hunter