Re: Four Cycle Gasoline? (was: Sustainability (world-wide forest die-off now))
You can also get 2-stroke motor oil with a fuel stabilizer already added to it. This is what I use, but not suggesting it is superior. Just what my local hardware store sells. I does seem to produce less (visible) smoke as well if used with the recommended 89 octane gasoline.
Ever wonder why we pay road tax on boat and lawnmower gas?
--- In email@example.com, "John Kohnen" <jhkohnen@...> wrote:
> Just this year I started using Sta-Bil gas stabilizer in the fuel for my
> small engines. It's cheap, even for the "marine" grade, considering how
> little gas I use, even including the lawnmower and weedeater. Probably
> cheaper than not using it, because I was discarding small amounts of old
> gas I no longer had faith in.
- I've placed a scan of "water resistance of epoxy coatings" a
test results article, in Jan/Feb/Mar 2012 Australian Amateur Boatbuilder #76, pp7&8, by Dr Bruce McConkey, Boatcraft Pacific, in the BOATBUILDING folder in group Files:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bolger/files/BOATBUILDING/ (Seems similar to the tests Dr Dave Carnell conducted.)
Dr McConkey's article authoritatively advises on what type of epoxy coating, thinners & etc. Does it mean ENCAPSULATION or just one side though?
Sheathing counteracts checking and or abraision if that's a likely issue with the material or location... A good paint system alone is often advised for unwetted, low wear areas... or all over for light, dry-sailed boats.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
> I suspect what you are saying is correct. Epoxy coating is not the be-all-end-all. However, monkey see monkey do, so I will sheathe and coat my AS29. But I will use a local epoxy that costs 40% of WEST. Is this false economy? I don't know. What does everyone else think?