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Time to treat fuel in boats

BOATING -- Check with your mechanic, but most are recommending that you treat your boat gas with at least a water remover, says Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad's Family Guide Service at Chelan.

"Especially now when boats are likely to set idle for longer periods of time, it is a good idea," he said.

"The lower performance that comes with the ethanol added to most gasolines has been responsible for some mechanical issues. It is an especially good idea to fill the tank and treat the fuel if you are putting your boat away for the winter."

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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