Buy Now and Save for the Summer

Buy Now and Save for the SummerOil prices continue to climb and even though we’re still in the last few weeks of the Spring season, you may want to consider buying your outboard motor oil now. As it stands, many retailers – especially online – are still able to carry top notch brands such as Yamalube and Evinrude and discounted prices. Don’t dawdle and get your oil before the Summer starts.

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Dems Unveil Bill that Targets OPEC and Oil Firms

bulk oilToday as bulk oil prices again reached a record high of $124 a barrel, Democratic leadership in Washington, D.C. unveiled the Consumers First Energy Act. The bill contains provisions that feature a 25% windfall profits tax on oil companies in the U.S., as well as giving the U.S. Attorney General authority to bring price collusion charges to OPEC.

GOP leaders also had a plan to open up oil production and drilling in Alaska.

While legislators work on a solution, analysts are now predicting barrel prices to reach $160 by fall.

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Not All Mercury Causes Poisoning

Mercury engine oil.When you’re prepping your boat over the coming weeks for the summer boating season, don’t forget to use some Mercury engine oil. As a synthetic blend, Mercury will provide the maximum amount of power to your engine, without all the corrosion that typically comes around. Get a bottle soon and have a whole summer for smoothly riding the waves.

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Gas Tax Holiday

Bulk oil Bulk oil prices are surging to $123 a barrel, up from $116 last week. Several factors – including a recent attack on a Nigerian oil producer and the fluctuating American dollar – have caused unsteady prices in the last year. Now politicians are calling for a gas tax holiday. Sens. Hilary Clinton (D – NY) and John McCain (R – AZ) are urging to cut federal gas tax between Memorial Day to Labor Day. Likeminded state politicians are also lobbying to have the state gas tax cut in the same time period, which is particularly important since it is an election year.

This surge comes after predictions that gas prices would begin to fall; a poll by CNN has Americans expecting fuel prices to reach up to $5 a gallon.

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Evinrude: Reliable as Can Be

Evinrude: Reliable as Can BeAccording to an informal poll on Yahoo, Evinrude motors are among the best motors in terms of reliability, fuel efficiency and horsepower. As is such, you may consider trying out one of their motors for the summer season, perhaps even using Evinrude oil to make sure that you get the full-on experience.

One of the users reported: “[Evinrude] runs stronger, cleaner, and more efficient than any other 4-stroke.” While most of the comments bad mouthed other brands, Evinrude was among one of the brands that had consistently positive reviews.

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Invest in a Life-Jacket

Invest in a Life-JacketSunshine and leisure is right around the corner and as folks are polishing their boats and changing their outboard motor oil, I can’t stress the importance of wearing a life-jacket when you take to the water.

Eighty percent of drowning victims are reported as not wearing life-jackets at the time of their drowning. Do yourself and your family a favor and don a life-jacket when you hit the water. It could make all the difference.

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Could Yamalube be the Right Oil for You?

Could Yamalube be the Right Oil for You? Yamalube Oil was designed to provide Yamaha owners with precision-blended oil for their Yamaha engines, with the finest lubricants in formulating these oils. Yamalube also contains more performance additives than found in typical oils. These additives fight corrosion, varnish, and wear and as is such, Yamalube provides low friction, high performance, and longer engine life.

Of course, Yamalube is not restricted to only Yamaha motors; it’s even recommended for some remote controlled vehicles. Give it a try and see how it works for you.

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Things to Think About When Getting a Boat

Things to Think About When Getting a BoatBuying a boat is a large purchase and you would treat it with the same seriousness as you would with a house or car. Here are some things to keep in the back of your mind as you get ready for boat season:

The type of boat you’re purchasing is based on what you intend to use it for. Using a boat primarily for fishing and primarily for jet skiing are obviously two different things.

Check the engine to see what would be the best outboard motor oil for it.

Look at the boat thoroughly to make sure that there is no serious damage or to keep track of possible repairs.

Keep a watchful eye on the radio, though it may be a good idea to just replace the whole thing altogether.

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Oil Prices Slide as Summer Looms Closer

Oil Prices Slide as Summer Looms CloserAs the Associated Press is reporting, bulk oil prices have slid today to $116 a barrel. The news comes as the spring season enters the home stretch and Americans prepare for the summer – a season that is most popular for vacationing and leisure activities such as fishing and boating.

The decrease in oil prices was due to the end of a refinery strike in Scotland, which adds to the falling demand of oil, though gas prices are still averaging at $3.67 throughout the U.S.

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Take Our Boats Now

Take Our Boats NowTaking a cue from the shaky housing market, now might be a good time to purchase a boat.

With bulk oil prices fluctuating on an hourly basis, you can find people selling their boats on sites like Craigslist and local periodicals for value prices. While a recession collectively looms in the minds of Americans, it may be a good time to invest in your sea legs. Economic stimulus checks are in the mail and if you find yourself a bit more comfortable than most, it might not be such a bad idea to spoil yourself and get something nice to take your family out on.

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Post-Trip Maintenance

Post-Trip MaintenancePurchasing premium boat motor oil isn’t the only important step to having a well running vessel. There are a few things that you can do after a trip that will help your engine running smoothly:

• After every trip, flush out the engine.

• While you’re flushing the motor, check the water pump to make sure it has good water flow. Put your finger through the stream of water; it could be warm, but not hot. If the output isn’t strong, there may be debris stuck in the outflow tube. Shut the engine down to prevent damage.

• Insert a small piece of wire into the flow tube and work it back and forth. Start the engine again and check the output. If that doesn’t help, you may need a new water pump.

• After flushing the engine, disconnect the fuel line and have the engine to burn the fuel in the carburetor.

• Take the engine cowling off and check for fuel or water leaks. If you find leaks talk to a mechanic.

• Wipe everything down and spray with an anti-corrosive like WD-40. Be sure to lubricate all the moving parts such.

• Replace the cowling and wipe it down. Cover the engine between trips.

• Always use fresh fuel.

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