I’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.