Video: Why Boaters Don’t Like Ethanol

A government mandate has been increasing the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, which damages boat engines and presents real safety concerns. Mandating the increasing use of the ethanol was legislation passed in 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which BoatUS, along with a coalition of groups, is now fighting to repeal.

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Ethanol and boats don’t mix, damaging boat engines and presenting real safety concerns.

Ethanol and boats don’t mix, damaging boat engines and presenting real safety concerns.

No matter what side of the coin you’re on, it’s clear the RFS isn’t working for recreational boat owners.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 04, 2014

If you own a boat, you may have heard by now that a government mandate has been increasing the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, which not only damages boat engine and fuel systems but can present very real safety concerns. Mandating the increasing use of the ethanol was legislation passed in 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which BoatUS, along with a coalition of world hunger, oil and gas industry, environmental, and restaurant groups, petroleum distributors, meat and poultry producers, and auto and power equipment manufacturers, is now fighting to repeal. That’s because the Standard no longer reflects America’s fuel usage, which has been on a decline and is opposite of the legislation’s assumptions made nearly a decade ago.

No matter what side of the coin you’re on, it’s clear the RFS isn’t working for recreational boat owners. Here’s a short video from the American Petroleum Institute, one of BoatUS’ partners, that says it best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se9_P-R9QTA&list=PLSrVa8gUFaPzadBwiLSuGa3Xrf7OTjx1g

If you’d like to know more about ethanol and boats, see the BoatUS Magazine feature, “E15: A Good Law, For Yesterday,” at BoatUS.com/e15agoodlawforyesterday.

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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS.com) is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its over half-million members with government representation, services such as 24-hour dispatch, on water boat towing as well as roadside assistance for boat trailers and tow vehicles, feature-packed boat insurance programs, money-saving benefits including marina and service discounts, and vital information that improves recreational boating. Its member-funded BoatUS Foundation is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating and offers range of boating safety courses – including 33 free state courses – that can be found at BoatUS.org/courses.


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    Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)
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