Archive for March, 2008
More technology from Evinrude, your outboard motor and outboard motor oil innovators.
High tech Evinrude® multi-fuel engines (MFE) that have powered U.S. military branches like the Marines and Navy SEALS, and the international defense industry, are now offered for sale to the general public through authorized BRP/Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Designed for flexible use of multiple fuels in harsh demanding mission applications, Evinrude MFE outboards are capable of running on kerosene, aviation fuels (JP-4, JP-5, JP-8, Jet-A and Jet-B), and standard gasoline. These fuels are available from commercial sources worldwide. The engine’s fuel selection can be changed with the simple flip of a switch, without compromising performance.
The best answer is… It depends. I/Os are the often the least expensive, and you have the advantage of having a realtively car like (simple) installation. You can get to the engine pretty easily in most boats. The disadvantages are that the outdrive can’t tilt clear of the water, so if you boat in saltwater the aluminum outdrive is always submerged and subject to corrosion. Also, the rubber bellows that encloses the drive shaft, as it comes out of the boat and into the outdrive is usually at least partly submerged. A hole, or tear, in it can sink the boat.
- NO SCHEDULED DEALER MAINTENANCE FOR 3 YEARS.
- ZERO BREAK-IN PERIOD
- NO COSTLY OIL CHANGES
- USES UP TO 30-75% LESS OIL THAN COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGIES
EASY TO OWN AND OPERATE Evinrude E-TEC outboards require no scheduled dealer maintenance – that’s right, zero – for the first three years or 300 hours of normal recreational use. Not even gearcase lube.
Evinrude E-TEC uses up to 75% less than typical 2-stroke carbureted engines and up to 50% less outboard motor oil than competitive direct injection engines (when run with Evinrude/Johnson XD 100 oil with optional dealer programming of the Engine Management Module, versus normal TCW3 oil). And you’ll use 30% less oil compared to a 4-stroke with a typical maintenance schedule under normal operating conditions.That’s just the start. The Evinrude E-TEC engines use an exclusive low friction design. There are no belts, no chains, no powerhead gears, no cams, and no mechanized oil pumps.* Reprinted from Evinrude website fact sheet!
Clean the bottom of your boat. Plant and barnacle buildup causes extra friction that burns additional fuel.
Remove excess weight from your boat. If you have a lot of heavy objects in the boat that you do not regularly use, simply remove them. This can account for as much as a 2 percent reduction in miles per gallon.
I wouldn’t dare try this with Evinrude Oil!
“Duane Johnson may have developed the world’s cleanest motor oil. He is so sure of the safety of his product that he submits it to an unusual test: he eats it. “When I go to meetings and have an engine running on this stuff, I’ll pull the dipstick out and lick it.” Petroleum-based motor oils cause a significant amount of the pollution a car releases, says Johnson, an agronomist at Colorado State University. His motor oil, made from canola and other vegetable oils, not only produces no air pollution of its own but cuts overall engine emissions by up to 30 percent.
Johnson’s motor oil is easy to make. He heats canola seeds and then crushes them to release the oil. He then mixes in small amounts of other oils, including sunflower, soybean, and castor oil to get the right consistency. “This is tabletop technology,” he says. “We use a paint mixer to mix it and it’s ready to go.” ”
–From Discover Magazine 08-01-1998
Yamaha is now showing its exciting new 2009 snowmobile model lineup this week. Highlighting are the Spring-only FX Nytro RTX® SE, the luxury RS Venture® GT and the ultimate crossover machine, the FX Nytro® XTX™ models!
You can get all the details by going to:
Too bad that the 2009 models are 4 stroke engines and can’t use the great Yamalube 2S oil.
THROTTLE UP JOINS THE SBIP/APBA OFFSHORE INSPECTION TEAM
Key West, FL, Super Boat International Productions Inc. is happy to announce that Throttle Up will be part of the inspecting team with SBIP/APBA Offshore. Starting with the Key West World Championship for the 2008 season. Throttle Up will be checking all of the propellers to make sure they meet the rule book Requirement. “Throttle Up brings to SBIP/APBA Offshore a great addition to our inspecting team, to take it up another level to have the best inspection team in offshore” said John Carbonell, President of SBIP / APBA Offshore “Throttle Up CNC Propellers would like to take this opportunity to thank the SBIP/APBA UIM for allowing us the opportunity to be the OFFICIAL, Propeller Inspectors for the upcoming Key West World Championship races as well as the upcoming 2008 Offshore Racing Season. We are pleased to be part of the Team of Professional Technical Inspectors of the SBIP/APBA UIM” said Matt Croce of Throttle Up Propellers.
Don’t forget your Evinrude oil!
We put outboard motor oil in our engines to serve several purposes. First, obviously, oil acts as a lubricant. If your engine is operating correctly, there is almost no metal to metal contact – everything is riding on a thin film of oil. However, oil has several other important jobs to do. Oil circulates throughout your engine, and cools parts that cannot get near a water jacket. For example, it’s becoming common in sport bikes to spray oil on the underside of the piston to cool it. There are no water jackets at all in your transmission. Motorcycle transmissions are oil cooled.
Your piston rings do not do a perfect job of sealing. Some combustion by products will slip past the rings into the engine. This can be little particles of carbon. Remember, diamond is carbon that was combined under heat and pressure. These little carbon particles can be quite damaging to your engine. Another job of your oil is to hold these particles in suspension until the oil filter can grab them. Also, if your gasoline has sulpher in it (it does), this sulpher can react with water and oxygen to make sulphuric acid. This is some stuff that is seriously bad for your engine. Your oil has special ingredients in it called buffers to neutralize acids. Finally, your engine can get internal build ups of tars, waxes, and other gunk. Your oil has solvents to try to dissolve this stuff and get and keep your engine clean.
I have a 99 merc 115 that has been on synthetic blend for as long as i’ve owned it i’m all out of the blend and was wanting to switch over to full synthetic outboard motor oil, my question is do i have to drain the existing blend remaining in the oil reservoir OR can i just start topping off the reservoir as i use up the oil, next i was wondering is if anyone has hooked up their trolling batteries up in parallel if so how did you do it and how does it work for a 12V motor- thanks!
Get Ready for Next Year’s Show with Evinrude Boats, Motors and Evinrude Oil!
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 20, 2008 – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today reported steady sales among exhibitors at the 67th Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, despite a decrease in attendance from the prior year.
Attendance at the 2008 show, which completed a five-day run, Feb. 14-18, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Miamarina at Bayside, was 128,018, a seven percent decrease from the 137,175 visitors reported at the 2007 exhibition.