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Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864,

VIDEO: TowBoatUS' Potomac Capt. Terry Hill talks about ethanol in our fuel, and why "we need something better".

Dear Friends-

Tomorrow is Friday, the day before the three happiest days of the week for America’s 12 million recreational boat owners and the annual kick-off of the summer boating season.

Hundreds of thousands of recreational boat fuel tanks will be filled over this Memorial Day holiday weekend, again bringing to the forefront the topic of ethanol fuels and boating. Boat Owners Association of The United States urges all boaters to be vigilant when filling up a trailerable boat at a gas station to ensure you’re not accidentally misfueling with ethanol gasoline at greater that 10% or E10. As a side note, on May 11th Georgia became the latest state to begin selling E15 at gas stations as a result of the renewable fuels mandate.

If you’d like to know more about how ethanol fuel is negatively impacting recreational boating, here’s a short video from the Smarter Fuel Future coalition that features our own Captain Terry Hill of TowBoatUS Potomac talking about “why we need something better.” I hope you can share with friends:

Have a safe holiday weekend and wishing you a great summer on the water-

Scott Croft
Vice President Public Affairs