Yamaha 2M Oil For A Father-Son Fishing Trip

father_son_salmon_fishingEvery year, my father and I go on an annual fishing trip. One caveat to the trip is that we have to decide on a fishing location somewhere that we have never been before. Usually, this means we’ll go to a different lake nearby or something like that, though we did splurge one year and visited South America for a pretty spectacular fishing trip.

This year, however, we’re keeping it low-key, though we did realize that traveling is a fun thing to do when it comes to fishing. What we’re doing this year is loading up with Yamaha 2M oil and taking the boat over to Oregon for some quality father-son bonding time. Every year has been really fun and it’s nice to be able to spend some time with my dad.

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Trying Out Mercury 2 Stroke Premium Plus Outboard Motor Oil

9724g95_20I’ve always been wary about anything that refers to itself as ‘premium’. I am often quite skeptical of how certain products are advertised, so I’m constantly doing research and reading  Consumer Reports magazines and websites online.  This helps me make better decisions on purchases.

That’s why I was so surprised when I was guided towards picking up some Mercury 2 stroke Premium Plus  outboard motor oil for my boat. It turned out that when they said ‘premium’ in the title of the oil, they really meant it. My boat has been running fantastically ever since I started using it and I’m certain that I won’t be going back.

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Properly Sealed Evinrude Johnson 2 Stroke Outboard Oil

$(KGrHqN,!lsE+G!hufSUBP5B!h6K3Q~~60_35My neighbor is getting older and he sold me his boat recently, along with a few additional items to go along with the boat. He gave it to me at a heavily discounted price, because he feels he’s getting a little too old to keep up with maintaining a boat and taking it out on the water. I made sure to check if the oil he gave me was properly sealed.

With proper storage, Evinrude Johnson 2 stroke outboard oil has a very long shelf life.  It is important that the bottles of oil remain  unopened. When the oil is opened, however, the additives in oil can cause it to turn acidic, which can cause problems. Ultimately, if it is properly sealed, oil can last years and years.

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My Preference Of Mercury 2 Stroke Oil

7-31-11__2_04212012_073002I’m the type of person who sticks to a brand once it has done me right. For instance, I’ve been using Apple phones for years with no likelihood of me ever buying something different and I’ve only eaten Eggo waffles for my entire life. Brand loyalty is something that I think is fairly important when it comes to choosing products.

That being said, my choice in boat oil has always come from Mercury products, for as long as I’ve had watercraft and boats. I’m particularly fond of the Mercury 2 stroke oil right now, as that’s currently what I’ve been using on my boat. So far, Mercury oil products have done nothing but good for me, so I have every intention in continuing to use them on my boats and watercraft.

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Seeking The Perfect Ratio of 2 Stroke Oil and Fuel

imagesI’m the kind of person that likes to figure things out on his own. I ask for help occasionally, but only if I really don’t know what I’m doing. Most of the time, I’m fine with using the trial and error approach. I like to think that the best way to learn to do something is by actually doing it.

The one thing that I have been trying to figure out for a while is the fuel to oil ratio for my outboard engine. I’ve tried a lot of different combinations with a lot of mixed results. I’ve flirted with the perfect ratio a couple of times but I always try to look for a better ratio. Some of my buddies have their own ratios figured out but I like to keep trying out different things until I am satisfied that I have found the right one. I’ve experimented with different brands of 2 stroke oil and fuel but I’m still not satisfied. I kind of like that it’s still a work in progress. It gives me something to do and something to strive for.

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Sticking With Yamaha 2s Oil

paytonrubi2xw8My friend comes to me if he has any problems with his outboard engine. He has only owned one boat in his life and he just recently purchased it. He has no history of boat ownership in his family so he had nobody to teach him the basics of boat care when he was younger. I do my best to help him out whenever he needs it.

Last week, he told me that his engine sounded choppy when he took it out on the lake. At one point, the engine stalled. I told him that he should change his oil so his engine could get lubed up and that should solve the problem. He told me he used Yamaha 2s oil and asked if it was the right oil to use. I said it was good so long as he constantly used it and not got anything a grade lower. I told him to stick with good oil because it would reduce carbon deposit buildup in his engine. I also told him to change his oil frequently to better the lifespan of his engine.

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Doing It Myself

imagesI recently bought a used Yamaha Waverunner online from a reputable dealer.  Things were going well until I had to change the oil.  I always like to take care of my own things and do any kind of repairs or maintenance myself so of course I would change my own oil.  It can’t be that hard.  I’ve been changing my car’s oil myself since I was old enough to drive.  My dad taught me how to do it and he also taught me to do things myself if I am able to.

I don’t know which specific kind of oil or oils to buy for my Waverunner so I did some research online about which oil is best.  There is no specific Waverunner oil that is sold but Yamaha suggests using its brand of oil on the engine.  Of course they would say that because I would imagine that they want people to buy more of their product.  The engine itself is versatile enough to take in most oils but just to make sure, I’m going to stick with the Yamaha brand.  I was reading through online forums and most people suggested that the Yamaha brand would be the safer choice.  I don’t want any future engine problems caused by mixing different oils together.

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Breaking in a New Engine

brads392hemiproject140I just recently purchased a new Evinrude engine for my boat.  The old one was acting up on me and I wanted to replace it before it totally went out on me at the most inopportune time.  I got it for a decent enough price.

The one thing about replacing an engine is finding the proper mix of oil to fuel.  I’m just doing some trial and error on how much Evinrude Johnson 2 Stroke Outboard Oil to use with my fuel.  Hopefully I’ll find the right balance.

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Oiled Up

imagesJust like a car, it’s important to make sure that you keep your boat stocked up with the motor oil that it requires. In order to make sure that your engine lasts a long time and doesn’t end up failing on you and requiring some costly replacements, you should be sure to check your oil and add the oil you need whenever possible.

With a bottle of Mercury 2 stroke oil, I can make sure that my boat’s running in perfect condition. I always try to keep stocked up, especially if I’m planning on taking my boat out on any long trips. This way, I’ll be prepared as soon as I get home to check the oil and see if my boat needs more of it.

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Be Prepared

I like to think of myself as a pretty prepared person in all aspects of my life. I tend to carry around a utility satchel that’s always full of things that I might need in any particular situation. I think it’s something I learned from when I was a Boy Scout; the ‘Be Prepared’ mantra.

I always make sure to have a decent amount of 2 stroke oil as back-up in my garage. Having back-up oil makes on-the-fly maintenance a lot easier and with the amount of usage my boat gets, on-the-fly maintenance is something that I often find myself having to do. It’s not a big deal; I get a lot out of my boat, so it’s not surprising that I need to put work into it as well.

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Scuba Diving

I decided that I wanted to try out some scuba diving; it’s something I’ve never done before but always wanted to do. I’ve got a boat, so with some supervision and some classes, I might be able to go out and do it with some friends after I’ve got enough knowledge about it.

Recently, after signing up for scuba classes, I went to this scuba store not too far away from where I live. I got a whole bunch of scuba gear that I would need for going out on my own scuba expeditions; I wanted to have high quality equipment to keep myself safe when I was out scuba diving because I think I’ll end up doing this quite a bit. Afterwards, I picked up some Yamalube 2W oil for my boat.

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Waiting for Boating Season

Living in a wintery area can make it a little bit difficult to get some good boating done. There’s a good period of the year where you’re simply waiting around for the weather to get nice again so that you can take your boat out. Sometimes, I’ll even get impatient and try taking the boat out when the weather isn’t very nice, which isn’t usually a horrible idea but it’s not a particularly good idea either.

Since I typically can’t be out boating, I often spend a good deal of time thinking about my boat. For instance, I’ll think about its maintenance and what I need to do to keep it in good shape. Recently, I decided that I would load up on some Yamaha oil so that I’d be ready once it became boating season again.

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