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  1. #31
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    Default Re: 2 stroke petrol/oil mix

    Quote Originally Posted by black mercury View Post
    +1 My mercury runs happily on 50:1 even though it's supposed to be 100:1, so adding more oil will be fine.
    What mercury is that ? I canít think of a mercury that runs 100-1.

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    Default Re: 2 stroke petrol/oil mix

    Quote Originally Posted by coopec View Post
    I am bemused when you guys talk about different types of heaters for your boats

    I couldn't be bothered with boating/yachting when it is freezing cold. As they say that would be like standing in a cold shower ripping up hundred dollar notes.
    I was comparing 40 deg to 4 deg 2 t storage / use

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    Default Re: 2 stroke petrol/oil mix

    Quote Originally Posted by QBhoy View Post
    What mercury is that ? I canít think of a mercury that runs 100-1.
    100 : 1 was a marketing gimmick

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    Default Re: 2 stroke petrol/oil mix

    Quote Originally Posted by black mercury View Post
    +1 My mercury runs happily on 50:1 even though it's supposed to be 100:1, so adding more oil will be fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Old Harry View Post
    100 : 1 was a marketing gimmick
    Never heard of it on a Merc. Aware on a Yamaha. Iíve a few old Yamaha but always mix at 50-1 with them.

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    Default Re: 2 stroke petrol/oil mix

    Quote Originally Posted by pvb View Post
    It rarely gets up to 30degC in the UK in winter. My Stihl chainsaw starts virtually first time on the existing fuel in its tank, even after being left in the garage for 6 months or more. I top it up with premixed fuel which can easily be 2 years old, as I said, and don't have any difficulties. Maybe Stihl engines are better designed than the average outboard.
    But Roger (the originator of the thread) lives in Johannesburg (SA) where the temperature would often be in the 30s

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    Default Re: 2 stroke petrol/oil mix

    Quote Originally Posted by coopec View Post
    But Roger (the originator of the thread) lives in Johannesburg (SA) where the temperature would often be in the 30s
    What happened to your sense of humour?

  7. #37
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    Default Re: 2 stroke petrol/oil mix

    Quote Originally Posted by pvb View Post
    What happened to your sense of humour?
    Sometimes your comments can be a bit offensive so its difficult to till when you are joking.

    The boat and fuel are in Richards Bay. Last week the temperatures were well over 30 C so Clive is very correct.

    I was interested in the comments by lw395 and others about diesel stored in temperatures over 30 C as inside my sailboat the temperature are very often over 30 C
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    Default Re: 2 stroke petrol/oil mix

    The HASAWA legislation only applies at work. You can be as crazy as you like in your leisure activities.
    Quote Originally Posted by davidjackson View Post
    Iíve been in the same situation as the OP several times over the years but never in these times of having HS&E police spying our every activity so Iím not advocating my solution.

    Simply shake the container with the lid removed and the palm of your hand over the opening.

    The very small amount of fuel on your palm will evaporate almost instantly. Youíll easily tell if your palm has a residual layer of oil. Simples

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