O.K., here's the deal. I Have a 1996 force engine that says it is supposed to have a 50:1 oil ratio (written on the moter). When I bought the boat, the owner told me that I put in 8 ounces of oil for every 1 gallon of gas. That is a 8:1 ratio, right? What the hell does 50:1 mean? Don's get me wrong, I'm a smart guy, but math is not my strong point. I know it does not mean I put 50 ounces of oil for every gallon. Please help me, I'm pretty confused.