Yamaha Oil For A Speedboat

Eliminator_Speed_boatI love to go fast! I’ve always been intrigued by high speeds’. I’m an amateur race car driver and I love flying across the water, which is why I purchased a go fast boat not too long ago. It’s really fun to take it out on the water with a friend or two and seeing just how fast we can go.

Riding in a speedboat is a lot different than driving a race car. In a race car, you’re generally going in circles in the same track, whereas the path on a speedboat can feel a lot less linear, which is interesting. I fill my boat up with Yamaha oil, to make sure that it runs as well as it was designed to, considering how much I push the limits with it.

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Yamaha to Go Green

Yamaha to Go Green

With people around the world concerned about the effect of pollution on the environment, Yamaha has committed itself to designing cleaner engines. In one of several steps towards clean energy, Yamaha has stated that it will manufacture electric motorcycles by 2010. These motorcycles will be able to travel about 60-70 miles on a single charge. In addition, Yamaha has extended efforts to make its existing technologies friendlier to the environment. For outboard motors, Yamaha has developed full synthetic outboard motor oil. This new Yamaha oil provides better engine performance, and is much easier on the environment. The new synthetic Yamaha oil is formulated for use in all kinds of Yamaha motors including outboards, motorcycles, WaveRunners, ATVs, and snowmobiles. Yamaha has also been at the forefront of designing cleaner and more efficient engines for almost a decade, and now has several available on the market.

Companies like Yamaha are designing the products that the modern consumer wants. In addition, with Yamaha products, consumers can rest assured that the product will still possess the same renowned quality expected from the Yamaha brand.

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Maintenance for Yamaha WaveRunners

Maintenance for Yamaha WaveRunners

It’s important to be aware of the regular maintenance intervals for Yamaha WaveRunners. Because WaveRunners are such powerful machines with sensitive engines, owners who ignore the regular maintenance intervals often find themselves with a busted engine. The current service intervals are as follows:

First Service – 10 hours of use (this will often occur after two to three outings)

Initial Maintenance – 50 hours of use or 6 months (whichever comes first)

Follow Up Maintenance – 100 hours of use or 12 months (whichever comes first)

Extended Maintenance – every 200 hours of use or 25 months (whichever comes first)

It’s important to note that the frequency of maintenance can be altered according to the operating conditions. For example, when operating in salt water or muddy water, the engine needs to be flushed with clean water after use. In addition to the scheduled maintenance, it’s important to use the right fuel and oil to keep the engine in top condition. Yamaha WaverRunners are designed to operate on regular unleaded petrol and to use Yamaha 2W oil.

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Interchangeable Yamaha Oils

Interchangeable Yamaha Oils

While Yamaha’s marketing department will convince consumers that their 2M and 2W oils are quite different, in most cases the two are interchangeable. The Yamaha 2W oil is marketed as oil designed for personal watercraft. The Yamaha 2M is marketed as oil designed for sport boats and personal watercraft. Because the 2W oil is a newer product with a more specific purpose, it’s often perceived as the best oil for personal watercraft. But both the 2M and the 2W contain the same additives designed to keep your engine working under high stress conditions.

The conditions under which sport boats and personal watercraft are used are often much different from traditional watercraft. Because of the resistance from the water and the need for quick acceleration and braking, there is more strain put on a watercraft engine than the standard automobile engine. It’s necessary to use oil that contains special additives to increase performance and reduce condensation in the gas tank. For sport boats or personal watercraft, Yamaha 2M oil is an excellent choice.

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Racing Outboard Motor Oil

Racing Outboard Motor Oil

Two cycle oil for high-performance racing motors needs to contain a heavier synthetic base than most to protect the pistons and bearing that are under more strain from the rigors of racing. High performance two cycle motors can include stock or modified motors, including snowmobiles, personal watercraft, Moto X motorcycles, ATVs, go-carts and certain outboard motors.

Performance motor oils need to reduce friction and burn clean, because high performance two cycle motors run hotter than recreational outboard motors. The properties of appropriate performance motor oil will also provide some protection against wearing of essential engine components.

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Saving Money on Gas

Saving Money on GasDon’t let the gloom and doom predictions of high gas prices keep you from your boating passion. Even with bulk oil costs soaring, it’s still possible to have some money in your pocket when you leave the fuel pier. By understanding your boat’s design – whether it has a displacement, semi-displacement, or planning hull – and doing some easy calculations, you will know the boat’s most economical cruising speed.

Displacement and Semi-Displacement Boats
Displacement hulls are designed to force their way through the water. A semi-displacement hull achieves a partial plane, which reduces drag and wave making. Both have a top speed that cannot be exceeded without increasing the power significantly. A large power increase also means greater fuel consumption.

To figure the maximum speed, multiply the square root of the waterline in feet times 1.34. Using this calculation for a 38 ft. displacement hull boat, the maximum speed is 9.2 knots. To save money on gas with a displacement or semi-displacement hull, do not try to increase your speed past the calculated maximum speed. In the case of the displacement hull, increasing power to go faster will use more fuel without a resulting speed gain. With a semi-displacement hull, your speed will increase, but there will be a corresponding fuel consumption increase.

Planing Boats
Pull back on the throttles with a true planing hull. Fuel consumption increases with every knot while the boat is on plane. A boat with a planing hull has the greatest fuel economy at the point when it first comes onto plane, or begins to skim the surface of the water.

Limiting the amount of time a planing boat displaces water before coming onto plane will also result in reduced fuel costs. This doesn’t mean slam the throttle downs to get up on plane faster. Instead, bring the boat up to speed at a moderately quick, steady pace.

If you are like me, you like to go fast quickly. But, if you follow these tips for reduced fuel consumption, you will finish at the end of the boating season having won the fuel marathon with a few extra dollars in your pocket.

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Boat Safety Tips

Boat Safety TipsAs mentioned in an earlier post, the summer boating season is ready to start and you’ll no doubt have filled your boat with marine engine oil and anticipation to hit the waters. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind before you take her out on the water:

• Be weather wise. Sudden wind shifts, lightning flashes and choppy water all can mean a storm is brewing. Bring a portable radio to check weather reports.

• Bring extra gear you may need; a flashlight, extra batteries, matches, a map of where you are, flares, sun tan lotion, first aid kit, and extra sunglasses. Put those that need to be protected in a watertight pouch or a container that floats.

• Tell someone where you’re going, who is with you, and how long you’ll be away. Then check your boat, equipment, boat balance, engine and fuel supply before leaving.

• Learn to swim. The best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim. This includes anyone participating in any boating activity.

• Alcohol and boating don’t mix. Alcohol impairs your judgment, balance, and coordination — over 50 percent of drownings result from boating incidents involving alcohol. For the same reasons it is dangerous to operate an automobile while under the influence of alcohol, people should not operate a boat while drinking alcohol.

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Getting Ready for the Waves

Getting Ready for the WavesIn addition to cleaning your boat and changing out your outboard motor oil, there are some other little things you can do to prepare for a summer of taking your vessel out on the water.

• Update your first aid kit

• Make sure lifejackets are in working order

• Replace batteries on GPS

• Inspect engine

• Make sure you have a cell phone charger for your boat

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How Can I Improve My Boat’s Fuel Efficiency?

Chick III

Step 1:
Clean the bottom of your boat. Plant and barnacle buildup causes extra friction that burns additional fuel.

Step 2:
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.


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Evinrude indsutry leaders for almost a century!

Evinrude E-Tec“Bess Cary loved ice cream. One day, during a picnic on an island in a Wisconsin lake, Cary asked fiance Ole Evinrude if he would row back to shore to get her a dish.
Sweat poured down his face as he raced to get the ice cream back to his dear Bess before it melted under the hot summer sun. That was when Evinrude thought to himself, “There has to be a better way.””

And Evinrude outboard 2 cycle motors were born, and with them a long history of reliability and non-stop innovation. In the market of 2 cycle outboard engine oil Evinrude continues to lead with both its Evinrude XD 50 and XD 100 oil types for all kinds of 2 cycle engines. See for yourself how to increase your outboard motor’s performance with near half-off oil prices at domo-online!

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Records Tumble

BRP Australia

Evinrude E-Sydney Australia, February, 2007 – The Southern 80 Ski Race which has been held for over 40 years was again held this past weekend. The Race takes place on the Murray River between Torrumbarry and Echuca on the second Sunday in February each year.

The event is a two up water ski race, which covers the river from Torrumbarry to Echuca with over 120 bends on this 80 kilometer race section. The race attracted 563 entries from all over Australia with international representation from New Zealand, Great Britain and the USA.

Once again Evinrude E-Tec has shown a clear set of heels in the MOC and SMOC classes with 5 races contested, winning all 5 and obliterating 3 long standing Mercury records with the winning SMOC class boats, all powered by fully homologated
Evinrude E-TEC™ 250 H.O. and Evinrude Outboard Motor Oil!

• SMOC Expert class Stalker Racing broke the 2004 race record.
• SMOC Social Class Stalker Racing broke the 2003 Mercury race record.
• SMOC Short Course Expert Evinrude Racing broke the 2007 Mercury race record.


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