Before I really knew what I was doing, when I first owned my boat, I had all kinds of problems with my outboard motor. It was extremely challenging for me to actually get a chance to slow down and relax while I was out on my boat when I knew that something might happen at any moment that would leave me stranded out in my boat yet again.
One of the big problems that I was having early on was that I just wasn’t taking good enough care of my boat on a regular basis. I knew that there were certain things that I ought to be doing, but I barely knew anything about boats then. Luckily, a friend was able to teach me more about boat maintenance so that I could make sure that my boat would run better much of the time.
Part of what I did so that I could enjoy fishing trips in peace was that I upgraded to using better quality outboard motor oil. This oil makes my outboard motor run nice and smooth so that I can spend more time fishing and less time worrying about my motor. I have been able to enjoy many relaxing fishing trips since learning how to take care of my boat properly.