Buying Boat Gas

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by Reelin In The Years, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Reelin In The Years

    Reelin In The Years Active Member

    Where in Nanaimo can you take your trailered boat to buy gas?
    The 2 Co Op gas stations I went to today are not operating there marine gas pumps and when I asked if they were going to run them in the near future, they said not likely.
    So, I am wondering where everyone is buying fuel?
  2. Unreel

    Unreel Active Member

    You looking for marked gas? Did you go to the coop on Bowen and chase river? Both those have marked.
  3. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Well-Known Member

    I always take mine to the coop on Bowen road. If there marked fuel pump is closed, just buy mid grade. It’s as cheap as it’s ever been here! 99.9
  4. High Time

    High Time Crew Member

    Same price over here, East of Aldergrove. $1.09 in rest of Lower Mainland
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
  5. Reelin In The Years

    Reelin In The Years Active Member

    Went to both Bowen rd. and Harewood stations and both marked gas pumps are closed.
    Yea, I guess a person can pull up to the regular pumps and pump mid-grade.
    thanks for the replies.
  6. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Why mid grade ? My 4 stroke does just great on Costco regular... and I just drive up to the pump with boat in tow. $. 98.9 today.
  7. CBsqrd

    CBsqrd Well-Known Member

    I don’t think he was suggesting mid-grade is any better for the motor. Rather, marked gas is just mid-grade with dye added, so direct substitute if marked is what you are after.

    Some manufactures recommend 89 or higher octane to get best performance for certain models. Higher HP Merc Verados for instance. Whether it actually makes a difference is a debate for another day.
  8. At Ease

    At Ease Member

    Just make sure that there is no Ethanol in it. Ethanol is hydroscopic, hard on some fuel lines and is less energy dense than normal gas. “Marine” (marked gas) has no ethanol in it and is normally either mid or premium grade.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020
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  9. Bad Habit

    Bad Habit New Member

    From my experience with mark gas the dye in it messes with the sending unit in your tank and after while gives you false reading off fuel level, I just use regular gas with good stabilizer additive

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