Save Money and Increase Outboard Performance
While saving money and increasing the performance of your outboard motor might sound a little too good to be true, it’s possible with a few simple changes. In the long run, these changes will help your outboard motor last longer and also cut maintenance and fuel costs.
First, it’s important to use a propeller suited for your boat and style of boating. Propeller size and pitch affect fuel efficiency, and selecting the right propeller can help to save a lot of money. It’s also important to use high quality gasoline and oil. Running low octane gasoline hurts your fuel economy. For oil, it’s a good idea to purchase bulk outboard motor oil to save on cost, and ensure that it’s a high quality oil to avoid fouling spark plugs and other engine components. While it might seem insignificant on face, it’s also a good idea to keep the weight down on your boat. Having extra weight from all the extra stuff that tends to accumulate can cut into your fuel economy.
Taking these steps will help to save money and also ensure your boat lasts longer. Remember too, even if an investment costs a little extra at the moment, it will pay off in the future.