Women Can Boat Too

My girlfriend grew up boating with her parents a lot. She was an only child and while a lot of people associate boating as a ‘men’s activity,’ she’s proven that that doesn’t always have to be the case. She knows more about the mechanics of boats than I know about the mechanics of anything; her father worked on both cars and boats for a living and knew the ins and outs of all of it and taught her about it too.

She’s got a couple of boats of her own that she maintains and works on herself. She always uses Yamaha 2W oil in her boat and she keeps everything up to date when it comes to the boat’s maintenance needs. She makes sure people think twice before they think boating is a man’s world!

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Bad Driver

It is unbelievable how many cars my friend has wrecked. He doesn’t drink and drive or anything like that, but he constantly overshoots what he can do on the road and winds up doing something really stupid to annihilate his car. It doesn’t help him that he has done this so frequently that he can’t purchase nice cars, so he’s trying to operate really poorly-made, cheap used cars as if they were brand-new sports cars.

Most recently, it was revealed to me that the court fumbled up and lost his records completely, which is how he’s managed to not get his license revoked completely. He told me the other day he was looking into getting a new car. I handed him a bottle of two cycle outboard oil and told him, “You’re better off buying a boat.”

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A Boat Fixer-Upper

My friend recently purchased a fixer-upper boat. I worried about this because I feel like it’s a little dangerous to be using a boat that you know needs to be fixed up, considering using a boat typically involves being out in the middle of open water and a boat breaking down on you out there would be bad, to say the least. Nobody wants to get stuck in the middle of nowhere, especially if you have to swim to safety.

But he’s been working on it non-stop. He’s got more of a mechanical brain than I do, so perhaps he understands how a fixer-upper truly can be fixed better than me. He took it out for the first time a couple weeks ago. He put some outboard motor oil in his boat and it’s been working fine.

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Ruined Jeans

I’m one of those people who has a favorite pair of jeans. I know some people say jeans are jeans, but I disagree. I definitely have a favorite pair; they’re the most comfortable pair of pants I own and I look good in them too! How could they NOT be my favorite?

Needless to say, I was devastated when I spilled a bottle of Yamaha oil on my jeans. Not only did I need new jeans but I needed new oil for my boat. It was a pretty devastating loss on both counts, but the oil wasn’t as expensive as buying new jeans, so at least there was that.

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Waiting for Summer

Winter hits early where I live and I don’t often have a lot of time to take off from work for vacations in warmer places. Because of this, I don’t get to enjoy time on my boat as often as I would like to. I love fishing and boating and just being out on the water, but we only get a few weeks a year to do it at a nice, acceptable temperature.

Thus, there’s often a long period of waiting time where I work on boat maintenance rather than boat enjoyment. I like to keep my boat clean and ready for use. When it’s summer again, I’ll be the first one using Yamaha 2S oil to get my boat ready to go.

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Using Two-Stroke Oil

Two-stroke oil is a special kind of oil used for crankcase compression two-stroke engines. A four-cycle engine has a closed crankcase, but two-stroke engines in comparison, use the crankcase as part of the induction tract. Because of this, gasoline must be mixed in with the two-stroke oil for lubrication.

When the two-stroke oil – also known as two cycle oil – is burned with the other fuel, there is often blue smoke because the oil is dyed blue so that it can be more easily recognized when mixed in with the gasoline. There is also often a specific odor that is produced by this type of oil.

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Catch and Release

I went with my dad to Banks Lake for Labor Day weekend. He had gone out there a few times before with his buddies on his new boat but I hadn’t yet gone out there with him. He’s big on fishing so that’s what we decided we would do out there; we were fishing with on a catch and release basis.

When we got back home, my mom asked us why we hadn’t brought home any fish for her to cook up. Next time we go out there maybe we will. As long as we’ve got some Mercury Optimax oil, we’ll be able to go there again and actually bring back some fish to eat.

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Biggest Fish Contest

I was fishing with a close buddy of mine and we decided to make a gentleman’s wager in regards to who could catch the biggest fish. Neither of us had ever really caught a whopper before, but we figured it was something that could allow us to test, perhaps, which of us was the better fisherman. Or at the very least, it’d just be a fun, interesting way to spice up our fishing trip.

We were fishing for hours and honestly, we weren’t getting very many bites until the very end of the night, surprisingly enough. We each caught a single fish by the end of it all. He won the bet and I had to give him a bottle of Mercury engine oil for his boat.

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