Originally Posted by codprawn
Don't mix the oil until you need to. Also why should a 2 stroke mix deteriorate faster? It's still the same petrol.....
Personally the last thing I'd be wanting when the fan stops and I'm drifting towards rocks in a 20kt wind and a bit of a sea, is to be buggering around mixing fuel and tipping oil all over the floor (or trying to attach the engine to the transom for that matter).
If I'm going anywhere I might need it, the aux is on the transom fully fuelled and ready to go and has a test run before I go. I should be able to get it running within 30 sec if needed.
Before anybody points it out, the fact that I am mostly not going anywhere due to the effin Humber Self-Destroyer having a(nother) hole in it is neither here nor there