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Help Preserve Healthy Coastline with Evinrude XD 50 Engine OilAn Environmental Guide for Watercraft Operators
Reprinted from Evinrude XD 50 Engine Oil website
©Personal Watercraft Industry Association

All boaters participate in the ecosystem, a system created by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment. We are not separate from nature, but a part of it. As boaters, we cannot ignore the effect we have on the environment. The waters that we enjoy may be impacted by our actions. Every boater has a responsibility to learn and use environmentally safe boating practices and products (like Evinrude XD 50 Motor Oil) that will protect the waters for the future.

As a watercraft rider, you are considered a boater. Watercraft are defined as Class A inboard boats by the U.S. Coast Guard and are required to follow most boating regulations.

The Personal Watercraft Industry encourages you to adopt the following simple guidelines to preserve our natural resources.

Beware and show you care by following these general rules.


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Yamaha Motor annual net sales up 11%

Line GraphYamaha Motor’s operating income rose 2.8%, to JPY127 billion, and ordinary income climbed 11.9% to JPY140.3 billion. However net income decreased 7.8% to JPY71.2 billion during the fiscal year under review, due to a special provision for an accrual for product liabilities.

Motorcycle sales have increased 15.5% from the previous fiscal year, exceeding one trillion yen at JPY1.05 trillion, led principally by favorable sales in Indonesia, Vietnam and Brazil. Marine product sales rose 8.8%, to JPY289.9 billion, reflecting steady increases in personal watercraft sales in the US and outboard motor sales in Europe.

Meanwhile, operating income from the motorcycle business rose 15.4% to JPY63 billion. Operating income from the marine product business increased 21.6%, to JPY28.2 billion. Operating income from the power product business dropped 19.5%, to JPY22.2 billion.

Negative factors affecting operating income include an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses totaling JPY52.8 billion from 2006, the impact of a change in the product mix and related factors totaling JPY10.3 billion, an increase in R&D expenses totals JPY7.5 billion, hikes in raw material prices totaling JPY4.9 billion, and an increase in depreciation expenses totaling JPY5.7 billion.

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Safety First

Dog Life VestThe last thing anyone wants is a mishap or accident on the water. Oftentimes these scenarios can leave people susceptible to drowning or freezing. Part of a good boating safety regimen is making sure everyone on your boat is equipped with a quality-tested life vest. With all the stores offering this type of safety equipment to boating enthusiasts you can easily find almost anything you need.

Whether it’s special sizes or special quality or bouyance requirements, everything is right at your fingertips. Boating preparedness and best practices don’t end with affordable, high quality 2-cycle motor oil. Do yourself and your ship-mates the favor of maintaining a high level safety on the water.

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Toyota Nixes Outboard Motors on Pickups

ToybotaCiting size, fuel efficiency challenges and California emissions standards Toyota has decided not to move forward with putting outboard motors on their newest line of pickups. This came as quite a disappointment to many industry specialists who were looking forward to helping owners of the new vehicles stay on the road. From outboard motor oil requirements to gasoline, even repair and maintenance needs, the new vehicle was destined to provide jobs in mechanical repair and gas stations the world over.

Industry professionals are not thrilled but they are also unsurprised. “Why would you put an outboard motor on a pickup truck?” seems to be the question on most people’s lips. And a good question it is. There’s no real apparent advantage in terms of performance, towing capacity or versatility to be gained from attaching an outboard motor to the tailgate of a remarkably durable truck. Still, though, many are shaking their heads in amazement, “It sure does look cool.”

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Recycle Oil

Recycle Motor OilWhen it’s time to replace your 2 cycle motor oil make sure you dispose of your used oil properly. Despite attempts to clean up landfills and other dumping areas motor oil continues to be a persistent problem and threat to the environment around the world. When we don’t follow proper disposal techniques we endanger wildlife and can even directly impact the helth and growth of fish in large numbers.

Simply put, if you don’t recycle your oil a lot of bad things can happen and you’ll end up with no fish, or no clean water for boating. The snowball effect from improper disposal of your oil can be catastrophic to wetlands and endangered species no matter where you live. That’s why I support and practice motor oil recycling religiously. I want my children, grandchildren and their children to be able to enjoy the same relationship with nature and wildlife that I do.

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Ego Alley

I’ve often noticed that on the larger search engines and news sites that it can be really tough to track down boating news or maritime reports. You’d think with an entire planet covered with water it might be a little more important to folks to stay on top of goings-on in the marine and maritime industries. Anyway, before I get off on a tangent let me point out a great site I’ve found that can help remedy your need for nautical news. You can find it at This site’s got everything. There’s boating business news to keep you up-to-date on any changes in your favorite company’s business as well as developments that may affect the prices of boats, boat motor oil and other related supplies.

They’ve even got up-to-the-minute boating news from all over the country for marine enthusiasts just like you and me. The only thing I haven’t found is weather and tide reports, so you’re still on your own until we find a good reliable service to endorse. Until then, don’t fall out of the loop!

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