Sticking with Mercury Engine Oil to Power an Outboard Motor
At the end of last season, my uncle determined that he was spending too much money on his boat and decided to write up a budget to try to contain his spending. He focused on cutting back on his regular maintenance cost and lowering the amount of time he took the boat out on the water so he wouldn’t waste as much gas. He limited himself to a certain number of trips for this summer.
Initially, he debated switching from Mercury engine oil to a generic brand so that he could cut the cost of putting oil in his boat. After doing some math and researching prices, he found that he could actually get Mercury oil cheaper in bulk so he wouldn’t have to switch to a generic. He decided that sticking with brand name outboard oil was probably important anyway.