Environmentally Friendly Boating Tip 1

Our first tip is an obvious one. This one involves keeping your trash out of our waterways, out of our wetlands and off our shores and coastlines. Trash and debris are some of the biggest problems facing the world’s vast stretches of waterways. In recent years with the increase in consumption we’ve begun to see the al of the planet’s water becoming more and more polluted. As a result, habitats and their wildlife are suffering the most.

So next time you’re on the water make sure you’re keeping all of your trash on board with you. Don’t throw anything into the water. That means cigarette butts, water bottles, fishing line and any other garbage. And be sure to use those conveniently placed recycling bins at your local marina for all of your glass, paper and plastic. You can even recycle the plastic shrink wrap you use to store your boat for the winter. In addition, use a highly efficient motor oil such as Yamalube 2W oil for two cycle engines. And tune in next week for our next Environmentally Friendly Boating Tip.

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Greener Living – Even on the Water

This week’s group of tips & tricks for boaters centers around a growing trend in our society. These days, people are becoming more and more concerned with keeping the environment healthy, clean and safe. And they’re trying to do it not just for us but for our children and grandchildren as well. This new trend is showing itself in all aspects of our lives, and boating is no exception.

So this week and next we’ll be looking at things you can do, and small changes you can make, to enjoy greener boating. Everyone should be doing more to reduce the carbon footprint, and that means avid boaters and boating enthusiasts. Many people don’t realize that boaters and fishermen were the original conservationists. We enjoy the water directly, and often. As a result we’ve have worked closely with government agencies in order to develop more ways to help the environment. Check out our list and you’ll see how you can too. And try Yamaha 2S oil in your two cycle engine for maximum Yamaha motor efficiency.

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Fuel Economy Tip 7

The seventh and final installment of our fuel saving guide for boaters is yet another in the long list of great practices that many people simply overlook. Since maintenance can cut down on the time you get to spend enjoying your boat, many routine maintenance functions are the first to fall by the wayside. That said, it’s essential to ensure the hull of your boat is clear and free of all marine life and obstructions that will affect your fuel efficiency.

Even the smallest amount of marine growth can take a big chunk out of your fuel efficiency. This is especially the case if you keep your boat in the water. Marine growth can build up quickly, and a lot of boat owners simply forget about this. Everything on the hull creates a sort of drag and as a result of this friction your fuel economy can be needlessly and tremendously diminished. So don’t forget to keep that hull clean! And with the right two cycle outboard motor oil you’ll be even better equipped to save money at the pump.

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Fuel Economy Tip 6

Our sixth installment of fuel saving tips for boating enthusiasts is another critical step in ensuring you’re spending less at the pump this boating season. It’s really a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how often people forget this important money saving piece. It’s absolutely essential that you get to know and understand all of your gauges. When you know your gauges you’ll be able to better study them.

Readings like speed, rpm and fuel consumption will give you the information you need to easily find your boat’s ideal planning speed. If you’ve installed a fuel flow meter you can even monitor fuel usage in real time. This gives you a huge advantage as it allows for accurate adjustment of trim and throttle. The bottom line is, the better you know your gauges the better equipped you’ll be to make navigational and operational decisions while on the water. And don’t forget the optimum outboard motor oil to further maximize your fuel savings.

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Fuel Economy Tip 5

The fifth installment of our fuel economy tips is something a lot of people simply don’t think about enough. Proper trimming ensures that water resistance is minimized in all circumstances. Although maintaining proper trim can sometimes be complicated, especially under certain water or weather conditions, it remains a critical aspect of maximizing your motor’s fuel efficiency.

Needlessly moving water through your props is a sure-fire way to cut down on fuel efficiency. When you’re moving water for no apparent reason, you’re also burning excess fuel for no apparent reason. Getting up on plane quickly and maintaining your optimum cruising speed is critical to proper trimming. In addition , you can maximize your efforts by ensuring that the weight on your boat is evenly distributed. You can also try Evinrude XD50 oil in your two-cycle outboard motor to increase fuel efficiency.

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Fuel Economy Tip 4

The fourth installment of our fuel economy tips involves something we know quite well: stay on top of motor maintenance by regularly changing oil and plugs. For example, if you have a Yamaha motor you’ll want to take a look at Yamalube to help maximize performance and save the most at the gas pump. Each engine will have its own specific requirements and recommendations so be sure to check with the manufacturer to find out exactly what type of oil is best for your motor.

Also, regularly check your plugs to make sure they’re clean and properly seated in the motor. This would also be an excellent opportunity to check to see if one or all of them need to be replaced. Remember, when trying to maximize fuel efficiency in any type of gasoline powered engine there’s nothing that beats regular maintenance. And in order to get the most out of your maintenance, make sure you know what you’re doing and be very thorough in your routine inspections.

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Fuel Economy Tip 3

Our third fuel efficiency tip is something many avid boaters forget about. Propeller choice, maintenance and care are as critical to fuel efficiency as anything else and therefore shouldn’t be ignored when preparing for your upcoming boating season. Choose a propeller that allows your boat to perform at the higher end of the manufacturer’s specifications for wide-open throttle rpm. Of course, you’ll want to make sure this is when you’re carrying your standard amount of gear for an outing in the boat.

Also, be sure to check for nicked and dinged blades before heading out on the water. These cut down on the propeller’s efficiency and will have very negative effects on your overall fuel economy. Being careful while out on the water and regularly inspecting your props will help you save money by ensuring your props are operating at optimum efficiency. A little Evinrude outboard oil also couldn’t hurt and is proven to help maintain prop efficiency. Don’t skimp out on this, it’s as important as anything else and could make a world of difference next time you fork over a wad of cash for a little gas.

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Beat High Fuel Costs Part 2

Tip Number 2: Slim Down on Gear
The second installment of our money saving tips for more affordable boating might be a bit challenging for some. When you’re heading out on the water for several hours you want to be prepared. What’s more, you’ll want to enjoy the comforts of home. The problem is, hauling all that stuff can have catastrophic consequences for fuel efficiency. In order to do this you’ll want to examine what you’re taking with you and what could potentially be left off the boat during your next outing.

A lot of boaters will take out as much fuel and water as their boat can hold and this is a classic mistake. Rather than haul all that unnecessary stuff you can take just what you need for the day and save yourself some serious headaches at the pump. You can also save yourself some serious cash with regular maintenance and a good motor oil. Buying bulk outboard motor oil is a great way to help increase fuel economy no mater how much you’re hauling.

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High Fuel Prices Won’t Keep Everyone Off the Water

With skyrocketing fuel prices that are making us cringe at the gas-pump many people can’t bring themselves to pay the fuel bill for some recreational activities. Fortunately we’ve run across some handy tips over the years for those who don’t want to sacrifice their much needed relaxation and hobbies because fuel prices are too high. Today we’ll share with you the first installment in the fuel-saving tip guide that will keep you sane and out of the poor-house.

Tip Number 1: Smart Navigation
Boats are well-known to perform less than optimally in messy chop or when moving against currents. When having to deal with less than ideal conditions it’s more important than ever to pay close attention to where you’re going and when. The best way to avoid finding yourself in undesirable waters is to get to know your local waterways, current and tide cycles and weather patterns. Pay close attention to the currents and wind patterns and you could even boost your fuel efficiency by riding sympathetic currents. But no matter the conditions, you’ll want to maintain your boats engine with Evinrude XD50 oil. It’s great in several types of weather conditions and certainly won’t hurt fuel economy.

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East Coast Escapes Yearly Storms

Neither of this year’s category-4 hurricanes, Danielle and Earl, made landfall on the Atlantic Coast during the late-summer storm cycle. But that doesn’t mean residents didn’t feel the effects of the two very powerful tropical storms. 70-80 mph winds were reported in both the Outer Banks and in some New England states as the two storms slid up the coastline. If Earl had not weakened and remained 85 miles off shore, it would have torn through the Outer Banks with catastrophic effect.

Danielle, on the other hand, stayed several hundred miles of shore and had less of an effect on coastal communities as the two storms went up the East Coast in August and September. This comes as good news to avid boaters in the Eastern United States who will be able to enjoy this season’s shorelines without having to rebuild from a cataclysmic hurricane season. I know I’ll be taking my boat out as soon as possible, that’s why I’ve already stocked up on boat motor oil for the season to come.

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