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I don’t yet have any kids of my own, but my older brother’s son sure is growing up fast. Every now and then I’ll take my nephew out – sometimes with my brother as well, though his schedules is pretty busy – and we’ll go fishing together. I don’t yet know if I’ll ever end up having kids, but taking my nephew out boating every now and then is good practice for if I do.
Whenever my nephew comes over, I realize that I’ve got to be in charge of keeping him safe. Obviously, I always make him wear a lifejacket, but another important part of keeping him safe is simply making certain that my boat has received the proper maintenance. That’s why I always keep a supply on Evinrude outboard oil on hand to do regular oil changes.
It’s important to know as much as possible about your vehicle, whether it’s car, a boat, or anything else. The reason for this is because knowing a lot about vehicles allows you to know how to diagnose and treat any problems with it. Obviously, if you’re less experienced, it’s generally in your best interest to bring your vehicle in to a mechanic, but having some knowledge can help.
Even having the most basic information can help significantly. For instance, if you have a 2 stroke engine in your boat, you have to be certain that you’re using 2 stroke oil when you’re doing maintenance on your boat. Similarly, knowing the type of car you have can be important when it comes to choosing tires or anything else for your vehicle.
I went to a wedding recently; it was the first wedding I had ever been to, so when I was thinking about what I was going to give the couple as a gift, I panicked a little bit. They didn’t have a registry or anything like that, so I wasn’t entirely sure what it was that I should try and pick up for them. I’d never given a wedding gift before, but I wanted it to be something they’d enjoy.
One thing that I knew very well about the couple was how much they loved boating together. They actually met initially at a boating convention, so there was rarely a weekend where they weren’t out together on their boat; I’d been out with them a number of times. What I decided to get them was some Yamalube 2M oil, because who can have too much of that?
I’m always arguing with my brother about things; we’re both natural-born arguers and we were both even on the Debate team when we were in high school. Sometimes we have a tendency to just argue for hours about the most trivial things. We are never really unfriendly, but we often both find ourselves becoming very passionate about whatever we’re arguing about.
We recently got into a debate over what the best outboard motor oil for boats is. Personally, I think it’s Mercury oil, while my brother is on the side of Evinrude oil. As per usual, we had to agree to disagree, because we’re both particularly stubborn when it comes to changing our minds. Neither of us ever wants to admit when we think the other might be right.
My friend was having some issues with his boat recently. I’m a car mechanic predominantly, but I’ve done a small amount of work with boats before, so when he told me about his issues, I told him I’d be willing to take a look at it for him. Whenever any of my friends need car or boat advice, I’m always willing to help them out free of charge.
I took a look at it, but I couldn’t really figure out what the problem was. I’m a lot more well-versed when it comes to cars than I am when it comes to boats, so it didn’t surprise me that much that I wasn’t able to figure it out. I told him that I didn’t know what was wrong with his boat, but a bottle of Mercury 2 stroke premium outboard motor oil certainly wasn’t going to hurt.
I decided recently that I was going to spend a weekend working exclusively on mechanical stuff. I’ve been putting off working on my car for a while and it’s in desperate need of a tune-up. I always like to do those sorts of things myself, because I’ve got the expertise and I always feel like hiring a mechanic is a waste of money if I already know how to do it.
I went out earlier in the week to get all of the supplies that I would need to work on my car; I was missing a few essential tools and oil and things like that. While I was out and about, I also decided to pick up some outboard oil for my boat. Perhaps if I finish up work on my car earlier than expected, I’ll also be able to do a bit of work on my boat.
My father passed away recently and me and my siblings been trying to clean out his home, which has been a bit difficult, to say the least. Our mother had passed on years ago, and since then my father had hopped aboard the doomsday train, so to speak. In his later years, he had gotten really obsessed with the possibility of the world ending in December 2012.
Because of his obsession, he started hoarding. Almost enough to be on that reality show. He filled up his home with all kinds of stuff and even had a bunker installed for the supposed end of days. Of course, he didn’t foresee there being no end of days and us having to clean up after him. Sometimes we find useful things, however, like I found a bunch of bulk outboard motor oil stashed away in a corner.
A lot of people learned to fish and do outdoorsy things from their fathers; my dad wasn’t around much when I was a kid, but my mom was just as outdoorsy and well-versed as any of my friends’ dads growing up. She’s the one who taught me how to fish and how to hunt and pretty much everything I ever needed to know about enjoying the great outdoors.
Although I’m grown now, my mom and I still go on camping trips together where we’ll go fishing and hunting. Sometimes we’ll even take my mom’s boat out and go out somewhere on a nice day for a fishing trip. Whenever Mother’s Day or her birthday comes around, I always know to get her something boat-related, like a bottle of Yamalube 2M.
It was my dad’s birthday last weekend and my family got together and decided we would try to go to brunch somewhere the Sunday morning of his birthday. We didn’t realize how hard it was going to be to find a place that was open! Apparently, Sunday morning is the hottest time to go to a café, and some places had more than an hour wait, which was something we refused to deal with.
We wound up driving around from café to café for a while until we finally just decided to go to Denny’s, which was the only place big enough to house all of us without there being a wait longer than ten minutes. We had enough room for my dad to open presents; I got him a bottle of Yamaha 2M oil that he could use for his new boat.
I can be a bit of a perfectionist and I like to know exactly how much money I’m going to be spending on something before I spend it. I always check out the pricing for maintenance costs and accessories whenever I decide to make a big purchase. It allows me to rest a lot easier when I actually go out and spend the money.
My next big purchase is probably going to be a boat. I’ve been working out how much additional money I will need to spend when I purchase the boat, as that will determine the type of boat I end up purchasing. I have to remember that I’ll need maintenance and cleaning supplies like two cycle outboard oil and other accessories too.