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    New Ski fuel question

    Hey all, brand new here. Bought my first ever jet ski this past week. 2012 RXTX As 260. only have about 4 hours or so on it so still breaking it in. Before I put in water for the first time i filled up with 91 octane as that was recommended, today I had to fillup again. But since i leave at the marina with my boat I had to use 89 when i filled it, 89 seems to be the only thing available within the 6 marinas with gas docks within a decent riding area. Am I ok with 89, or from now on should i carry cans down or trailer to gas station. I don't like putting pump gas with E10 in any of my boats. But If thats better than putting in 89 I'll do it. Figured some of ya'll have run into this.

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    Grab a couple bottles of octane booster.

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    As recommend you should run 91 octane if possible and there is a noticeable difference in performance.
    On vacation for a week, we ran into the same issue, so we add Amsoil Octane Booster.

    The ski will run fine but not quite as snappy as premium fuel. I honestly don't know of there is any long term issues, running regular.

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    Be careful with marina gas, they're tanks are known to have water in them AND poor quality fuel. These blown skis don't like bad fuel. JMO

    welcome to the 'hulk...........

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    So I guess best bet would be to carry cans down. Any harm with 93 octane?

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    93 is fine. Less chance of detonation. I only run 93 in mine.

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    So am I fine to finish this 89 tank or should I throw a couple bottles of booster in

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    I believe the min rating is 89. ???

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    According to sticker on tank 87 is

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    Your fine running 89 if need be. It isn't going to cause any problems what so ever. But 91+ is preferred for peak performance.

    Personally I'd fill it up with cans or buy a rolling gas tank. You'll save on every gallon, it will be 91 or 93 octane, your choice of gas(top tier), etc. etc.. Like someone else said, marina gas in some parts of the country isn't exactly great. Most of them aren't tied to one brand that sets a standard on the additives. You'll never know what your getting in your gas.

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