First Time Out with Snowmobile Oil

article-2206817-151F88ED000005DC-444_634x404When I started dating my boyfriend, he was perplexed that I had never tried out any sort of winter time sports. I’m originally from the east coast, where snowboarding is definitely a thing, but not nearly as required as the northwest. I spent my winters inside my Jersey home, never trying to venture into the snow covered wilderness.

I was a bit nervous to try out snowboarding, so we started out with snowmobiles (him driving, of course). I helped him put in the snowmobile oil and get the vehicle ready to go. It was actually quite a bit of fun, so I have agreed to try out skiing next week. He’s convinced I’ll be on the big slopes by the end of the weekend; I think I’ll stick with the other snow bunnies.

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Store and Dispose of Optimax Oil

PaintoilcollectionProper care of a Direct Fuel Injection engine starts at the beginning. While proper maintenance is essential during the entire lifespan of the engine, what you do during the first two hours of use will dictate how high of a performance value you get out of the investment. This can also help keep your engine alive longer, with the right few steps.

In general, the first two hours are critical. During this time, it’s recommended that owners avoid extended periods of time spend idling and wide-open throttle. It’s also a good rule of thumb to vary your speeds. New two-stroke engines will require more oil during this break-in period so it’s important to have enough OptiMax oil to get a jumpstart to a great engine experience.

 

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Mixing Yamalube 2M with Other Brands?

caremaint-maintmat-lubeOne thing that I’ve learned from my boating experiences is to not mix and match oils from different brands. Usually, mixing oils from the same brand is not a problem at all, but there are plenty of bad things that can occur from mixing two different oils together, which is why it is generally not recommended. This is something that didn’t happen to me, but did happen to a friend of mine.

My friend usually used Yamalube 2M, but ran out while filling up his boat and decided to mix it with another brand of oil. The dyes and additives in these oils were not compatible and it clogged up the fuel injections system, which was an expensive thing that had to be fixed. Due to his own mistake, I try to make sure to burn or drain out all the oil if I ever change brands.

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Mercury Premium Plus for Relaxing Boat Rides

lifestyle 2_0My house is frequently full of kids. I’ve got three kids myself, between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, and our house has become the go-to ‘hangout spot’ for them and all of their friends. Because of this, there is rarely a time where I am able to have any quiet time to myself. I’m fine with my kids having their friends over, but I need to have some ‘me time.’

My favorite way of getting some time to myself is just by filling my boat up with Mercury Premium Plus and taking it out on the water. Sometimes I’ll go fishing and sometimes I’ll just use it as a nice way to get myself isolated so I can do something like read or listen to the radio, without any kids running around all over the place.

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Having a Mercury Oil 55 Gallon Drum Just in Case

image13One trick that I’ve always stood by is having an extra supply of something and pretending it’s not there except for in case you need it in a pinch. For instance, I have a savings account that I never touch unless I’m looking to make a particularly big purchase. I try to make certain that it never gets any lower than a certain amount, so I always have a safety cushion.

I do the same thing with supplies that need to be replenished. For my boat, I keep a Mercury oil 55 gallon drum in my garage as an extra amount that doesn’t need to be touched unless I’m going on a boating trip on short notice and I don’t have the time to pick up more oil. I rarely have to take oil from it, but it’s really nice having the oil drum as a safety cushion, just like my savings account.

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Snowmobile Oil for a Winter Lover

symNivopage77_7I loathe hot weather; I have always been the only one of my friends who complains his way all the way through the summer. I get sunburned too easily, I sweat a lot, and I just get overheated very quickly. Even as a kid who would get time off from school, I tended to dread summer vacation because I knew all of my friends would want to spend time out in the blistering heat.

Winter has always been more my style and there’s so many things I love to do in the winter. I love skiing and snowboarding and I’m always stocking up on snowmobile oil so that I can go snowmobiling at the first sign of snow. Cold weather is something I’m much more accustomed to because I enjoy wearing layers and trudging around in the snow.

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Making Tough Decisions about Laptops and Boat Motor Oil

P1110830loIt took me forever to pick out my new laptop because I’m always doing comparisons and quality checks and reading reviews. Whenever I make a big purchase, I look at every single aspect that could possibly influence my decision, and it often leads to me taking a longer time to pick something out than it would take most people. However, this usually leads to me using quality products.

I even do this sort of research with smaller purchases, though it doesn’t typically take me the same amount of time. For instance, after the painstaking research I did when it came to buying my own boat, I still had to do even more research and read more information when it came to picking the best possible boat motor oil to go along with it.

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Mercury Oil Leads to Major Life Moments

ar125561248540391Some of the best moments of my life have been out on a boat. I can think back on so many amazing memories that have involved boating over the course of my life, all the way back to when I was a little kid going out on boats with my parents. I spent tons of time with my friends in high school and college out on a boat as well.

The most recent major memory that involved boating was when I proposed to my fiancée, which I did while we were on a romantic boat ride together. Without boats and Mercury oil, I’d never have had all those great times. I’m very thankful that my parents introduced me to boating and that I met so many people with similar boat-related interests in my life.

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Consistently Using the Best Outboard Motor Oil

about-optimaxWhen you’ve done a lot of work with boats, you start to get a feel for what are the best tools to work with. This can be anything from the physical tools required to do serious maintenance to something as simple as the motor oil used on the boat. I’ve definitely found a few favorites when it comes to the top brands in the motor oil industry.

I haven’t thought too hard about what specifically the best outboard motor oil might be though. I think what’s most important is that there’s a level of consistency. For instance, it is always best to use the oil that the engineers that designed your outboard motor had formulated especially for that particular motor.

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Prepared for Winter with Snowmobile Oil

snowmobile-1-largeI’ve got a lot of friends who are always talking about how summer is their favorite season because they believe that there are more activities that can be done. I sometimes feel like I’m the only one who disagrees and honestly, I’m always much more excited about winter coming than summer starting back up again, because I love being in the snow.

All of my favorite activities happen during wintertime. I can go skiing and snowboarding and my all-time favorite hobby, snowmobiling. Even in the summer, I like to do work and maintenance on my snowmobile, which is why I keep snowmobile oil on hand. As soon as fall hits and there’s a chance of snow, I want to be able to be ready to get out there.

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Learning about Boats and Two Cycle Outboard Oil

boat-oil-changeWhen I was in high school, I remember knowing a lot of guys that were way into cars and could talk about all the different specs and information about new cars coming out and things like that. I was kind of bewildered by it because I couldn’t fathom being one of those people, but as an adult, I’ve turned out not to be that different from those kinds of guys after all.

Rather than being into cars, however, my current group of friends is very interested in boating and all of the logistics behind having a boat. We’re constantly discussing which two cycle outboard oil to use or talking about the new boats that are coming out. We know how to do maintenance on our own boats and we’re all pretty well-versed in the subject.

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Optimax Oil For The Next Fishing Trip

wahoo-fishing-uaeI found a lake that’s not to far away from my house that’s just teeming with trout. The last time I went out there, my friends and I caught fifteen decent-sized trout and we’re going to go back to get more. We are hoping to get twenty to thirty trout so we can have a big cookout.  We will smoke them and have a giant fish feast.

I’ve made certain to stock up on Optimax oil so that I can do my boat’s maintenance myself before we head out for our next fishing trip. We’re going to do it soon because we want to have the cookout before summer officially hits; a spring cookout is always a nice way to bring the season to an end and allow summer to officially start.

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