What You’ll Need for a Tune Up Aside from Outboard Oil

boat-motor-oil-300x225Properly maintaining your outboard engine means having regular maintenance that will extend the life of the engine. At *least* once a year, owners should tune up their outboard motor. You should follow the owners manual your specific model came with before trying to tune yours. However, there are some materials every model will need.

You will need outboard oil, soft cloths, lower-unit lubricant, fresh fuel, replacement spark plugs, and waterproof marine grease. All of these materials can be bought online or at a marine store. Some of the tools that will make your tune up easier will be the owner’s manual, a screwdriver, adjustable wrench, and pliers.

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Using Evinrude XD50 Oil like My Friends

boating_friendsThe majority of my friends have their own boats and I go out boating and fishing with them pretty frequently. However, I always felt like I was mooching off them a bit because I never had my own boat and we were always alternating with my friends’ boats. Recently, I decided to finally bite the bullet and purchase my own boat so that I could contribute.

Luckily, all of my friends were all really well-versed when it came to boats, so I was able to get a lot of advice about what kind of boat to get. Additionally, they were able to help me figure out what sort of maintenance supplies I would need. For instance, when it came to my oil needs, they guided me towards Evinrude XD50 oil, as it was generally what they used as well.

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Mercury Lends His Name To Mercury Outboard Oil

mercuryThe Roman god Mercury was also known as Hermes to the Greeks and was known well for his speed, his winged shoes, and his work as a messenger to the other gods. He was the god of commerce, communication, luck, and trickery, and he was known as the guide of souls to the Underworld. In time, Mercury has had a large effect on popular culture.

Many things have been named after Mercury, the most obvious examples being the planet Mercury and the element of mercury, which is commonly used in thermometers to tell temperature. Mercury’s name has also been taken for companies such as a former car brand made by Ford or the company that produces Mercury outboard oil for boats.

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