ARTICLE: "Study: E15ethanol damages boat engines- Ethanol supporters contend that research isn'tfair"
From: The Argus Leader,November 2nd, 2011
Excerpts: "A blend of15 percent ethanol and gasoline caused so much damage to boat engines during agovernment-funded study that the testing of two of three motor types endedearly.
Theethanol made the engines run hotter, and a rod bearing broke, destroying a200-horsepower engine that was being tested, lawmakers were told Wednesday.Testing of a 300-horsepower version had to be shut down early when its valvescracked or broke. A third, smaller engine finished the test but also had problems... "We’re spendingmoney to test a fuel they (boat owners) can’t use. It’s just maddening,” saidRon Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition forEthanol."
Fuel-TestersComments: Since we know many stations have been selling over-blended E10 fuelfor years (based on testing results) all this study reinforces is that boatengines (and others) require availability of ethanol-free fuel.