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I just bought my 2000 Checkmate Persuader and I was really concerned about the 10% ethanol fuel in my area. I called Mercury direct and I also spoke to all of the major marina's that have mercury certified technicians and all gave me the same advice - FILL YOUR TANK FULL BEFORE WINTERIZATION USE A FUEL STABILIZER... AND HOPE FOR THE BEST. In my boat (as with most) it's impossible to get ALL of the fuel out - not to mention dry tanks and sumps are not very good for the engine and components.

I am crossing my fingers for Spring start up and hoping I don't have the problems with phase seperation and gelled fuel in the tank. Mercury seems to think I'll be fine as does some of the largest boat maintenance shops/marinas in my area - but I still worry. So here I sit with 50+ gallons of 93 octane Amoco fuel in my boat with the best fuel stabilizer I could find and a professional winterization complete - still crossing my fingers and hoping for a happy Spring.
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Looking for Storage Tray 2000 Checkmate

Posted 11-28-2007 at 05:31 PM by safetynut

Hey, I'm looking for the original storage tray that was under the center section of the rear bench seat? Anyone know where I could buy a replacement? I want the factory original part if at all possible? Any help?
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