My Dad’s Doomsday Prepping with Bulk Outboard Motor Oil

domo-online blog 5 11-24-14My dad is an interesting character. He once built a bunker, above ground, forgot that it was supposed to be buried, then proceeded to just cover it with a giant mound of dirt. He buys bulk coffee with no filters, toothpaste but no toothbrushes, and enough toilet paper to supply half of Rhode Island. He is serious about his prepping, but my dad is not one that thinks too far into his projects.

Lately, he has been buying bulk outboard motor oil and storing it in our boat shed. Because we live on Puget Sound, he believes the boat will be our main source of travel once the power goes out and roads get blocked. Let’s hope he remembers to stock up on fuel!  For all my dad’s imagination and prepping skills, he definitely needs to start planning a bit better!

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Finding Great Prices on Yamalube 2M Oil

Yamaha makes some great products, including their marine performance oil. I have always trusted this company to keep my boat running great all year long. Since money is tight for me, I make sure I maintain my boat religiously so no surprise repairs will sneak up on me. I also am very careful about getting my oil and boat parts at great prices so I can afford everything I need.

I always purchase my Yamalube 2m oil from an online distributor that has amazing prices and fast shipping times. It’s always great to know where to get good marine oil at a great price.

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Trusting in Mercury Premium Plus Synthetic Oil to Power My Summer Fun

domo-online blog 3 11-24-14I live in dreary old Seattle for nine months out of the year. I deal with the traffic every day, the crowds, the bad attitudes from people too cold and wet to offer more than a grumble of hello in the morning. But for three months every year, I am free. During the summer, I am far away from the cloudy skies of Puget Sound, and happy for it!

I built a house in Stehekin, Washington, on the east side of the cascades where we see more sun and fire than we do rain and clouds. My house borders one of the biggest lakes in the country, and you can bet that I’m on that water most days I’m on vacation. Because it’s such a big lake, keeping my boat in shape is extremely important for safety. That’s why I use Mercury premium plus synthetic oil to keep my boat healthy. It’s an oil I can trust all summer long.

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Using Mercury 2 Cycle Oil for the Last 30 Years Has Benefited My Equipment and My Sanity

I hate trying out new products. It seems that these days, nine times out of ten, I’m disappointed in whatever I’ve bought. It all seems cheaply made these days, with plastic parts or sub-par ingredients. That’s why when I find a product that works, I stick with it and pray that it never changes.

I’ve been using Mercury 2 cycle oil since the 1980s, if that’s any indication of a good product. Every time I perform a tune-up on my engines, I’m always amazed at how clean the carburetors are and the spark plugs always look simply, well, sparkling! It’s a great product that’s found at a competitive price. You just can’t go wrong with Mercury!

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Why My Dad Loves Evinrude XD 100 Oil

domo-online blog 1 11-24-14When my father finds a product that works, he is usually a customer for life. He also likes to make his children customers for life, for any product he finds worthwhile. That’s why I exclusively wear Carhartts to work, drive only Chevy trucks, and eat organic. When it comes to taking care of all the machinery we keep around our home shop, my father has opinions on the best products to use there as well.

My father only uses Evinrude XD 100 oil in our boats. It has always been an oil that runs very clean, with no smoke or odor. I guess I’m going to be a customer for life as well!

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Buying Bulk Outboard Motor Oil Saves You Money

domo-online blog 5 11-17-14I was never one to buy anything in bulk. If I needed a pair of socks, I bought a pair of socks. If I needed toilet paper, I bought only what I needed. I didn’t mind trips to the store, and I didn’t like to spend more money than I had to at any given time. That was until my girlfriend turned me on to the advantages of buying in bulk.

My girlfriend is the type of woman who shops exclusively at Costco. One day, after I complained about a grocery bill, she sat me down and showed me the amount of money we were actually saving buying in bulk. I wondered if I could save money buying bulk outboard motor oil for my boat as well. Sure enough, I did end up saving a bundle and even split the cost with a friend. Now I’m truly a bargain shopper!

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Yamalube is the Oil I Trust for My Motors

domo-online blog 4 11-17-14I take care of my watercraft extremely well. I purchased my WaveRunner as well as my outboard brand-spanking new, several years ago, and they are still running great. When you buy new, you don’t have to deal with anyone else’s maintenance neglect or bad habits. It’s extremely important to me to keep my machines running in the same great condition that I bought them in.

Yamaha has always been a brand I trust. Their Yamalube oil has always worked great in my motors and it’s all I’ve ever used. In all these years, I’ve never had an engine problem because I keep up on my regular maintenance and only use the best products to safeguard the longevity of my machines. When I buy this oil, I know I’m getting the same great product every time. Consistency is a thing I really appreciate in a running engine.

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Buying Bulk Mercury Optimax Oil to Survive the Winter

domo-online blog 3 11-17-14Living on an island in the Inside Passageway of Alaska, winters can be tough. The days grow very cold and the sea gets rough. Sun becomes a distant memory by the time the end of fall rolls around, and no one wants to go out more than necessary. It’s hibernating season for Alaskans and during this time, it’s a good idea to stock up on necessary supplies in case of emergencies.

I always buy bulk Mercury Optimax oil to get me through the winter. Because I live on an island, my main mode of transportation is my boat. It’s extremely important to me to keep my boat running clean and healthy so it can perform throughout the dreary season and beyond. That’s why I stock up well in advance of winter. Living in such a dark, cold and remote location as I do, it’s always better to be safe than sorry when stocking your supplies.

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Is it Better to Go Synthetic When Considering Your Boat Motor Oil?

domo-online blog 2 11-17-14There has been a debate for years whether synthetic is better or more efficient than regular oil in your boat engine. My father refuses to use synthetic at the moment, stating the old, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ mentality. Now that I’m a grown woman with a boat of my own however, I’m considering using synthetic in my engine.

Doing my research on the best boat motor oil available, I found that using synthetic oil results in less engine wear over time, although this does come at a price. Synthetic is about twice as expensive, currently, than regular oil is. I decided that because I use my boat nearly every day for commuting, and I plan on keeping it for a long time, I’m going to switch to synthetic. Sorry Dad!

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What My Dad Taught Me About 2 Cycle Oil

domo-online blog 1 11-17-14Having been born a girl hasn’t always been easy. This is especially true because my interests lie in more masculine dominated areas, such as fast boats and hunting expeditions. At first, my father pushed aside my interest as a fleeting curiosity. He was much more involved in trying to teach my brother who had no interest at all in boats, or the outdoors for that matter. But that finally changed when my brother went to college and I got time alone with my dad.

My father decided I was serious and began teaching me everything he knew about boats. Because my education in this area was pretty beginner-level, he had to start at the most simplest instructions, such as what 2 cycle oil was and what it was used for. He informed me that this oil is intended for use in crankcase compression two-stroke engines. My next lesson is to understand what a two-stroke engine is!

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Yamalube 2-M Makes My Boat Runs Great All Summer Long

domo-online blog 5 11-10-14I purchased my first boat when I was sixteen with money I had saved up from years of being a paperboy. It was a beaten looking tin contraption with an electric motor stuck on the back and paddles for when I ran out of juice. Now, at thirty-six, and with a family of my own, I’ve upgraded my boat to a beautiful bowrider that fits the whole family plus my fishing equipment.

The type of boat wasn’t the only thing to change, however. My idea of safety did as well. I didn’t want my family to be stuck out in the middle of the ocean because of a faulty engine or bad oil. That’s why I always use Yamalube 2-M motor oil. The last thing I want is to be stuck out to sea with a crying baby and an angry wife. I trust my sanity and my marriage to Yamalube.

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Sucking Up Weeds Isn’t Your Only Problem: Choosing the Right Waverunner Oil

domo-online blog 4 11-10-14I grew up on a large river in Western Massachusetts. My summers were spent on the water, either in a boat or a jet ski, racing around and making trouble, enjoying the wind in my hair and splash of cold water against my face. That was how I usually enjoyed it, however, unless my Waverunner sucked up a bunch of weeds again and sputtered and died.

And that wasn’t the only problem I ever had. I also had an issue with using the cheapest 2-cycle oil I could find instead of the correct Waverunner oil. This, I learned, presented several problems and I believe resulted in the failure of the engine after just a few years in use. The machine never seemed to run clean, clogged by weeds or not. I definitely learned the hard way, now that my jet ski is out of order, the importance of buying good oil to run your machines.

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