Clearing Your Mind

I had kind of a bad day the other day. I’ve been trying to switch career paths and I just haven’t been making any headway. I had a couple of interviews the other day that both went really obviously poorly and it pretty much put me down in the dumps. It didn’t help that my birthday was coming up and I had recently found out that most of my friends weren’t going to be able to make it out for various reasons.

I was headed home from the interviews feeling pretty bad about everything. I decided to stop off at a convenience store for some comfort food. I also picked up a bottle of Yamalube 2M for my boat on my way back because I thought that a boating trip might calm my nerves a little bit. I was right! All I really needed to freshen my mind was some time alone out on my boat. I’ve got another interview coming up soon and I think I’m going to do a lot better.

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Exceeding Expectations

Yamaha boasts on its Website that Yamalube 2M oil exceeds industry standards when it comes to carbon build up and preventing ring stick. The secret is the refined natural oil combined with exclusive performance enhancing additives. Yamalube 2M oil also has the coveted NMMA approval.

I’ve been using Yamalube 2M oil for years. I find that the company’s claims are true; the oil really does offer the best anti-wear and anti-corrosion protection. Though suitable for most outboards, the oil is not recommended for land based products or WaveRunners.

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Yamaha Separating Filter

Every Yamaha motor needs a 10-micron fuel and water separating filter. Because the filter is so essential, it needs to be checked for signs of wear and tear every three to six months. This month formula corresponds to approximately 50 to 100 hours of outboard use.

The filter is not only important during the summer months; it is also an important piece of the winterization process. Without a functioning separating filter the outboard can suffer damage when not in use. Next time you replace your Yamaha 2M oil, remember to take a peek at the separating filter, too.

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Lawn Maintenance

One of the chores I was responsible for growing up was taking care of the lawn. Each week I was responsible for mowing the front and back yards. Sometimes I’d take care of the neighbor’s lawns too if the neighbor was unwell or out of town.

By the sidewalk, along the garden beds, and down by the street curb, I had to use a weed whacker. It is from maintaining the weed whacker that I learned about two stroke engines and two cycle oil. That knowledge came in handy when I moved up to working on two stroke outboard motor boat engines.

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Benefits of Bulk

I have owned several outboard motor boats over the years. Some years I’ve had overlaps where I suddenly had three boats instead of the usual two on my property. To keep all of them in tip top shape I use Yamalube 2M oil.

After a couple years of buying Yamalube individually, I finally sat down and crunched some numbers. It worked out that buying Yamalube oil in bulk was the better way to go. I saved money and time, plus I rarely have to worry about running out of oil.

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Good Weather & Good Food

This weekend we had unseasonably warm weather. With a little urging from my wife and kids, I got the boat ready with some Yamalube 2M oil, trailered it and headed out to the lake for an afternoon of fun. While my wife and kids took the boat for a spin, I stayed on shore and rustled up some food.

I set up my charcoal grill, got a nice burn going, and went about making my famous hamburgers. I loathe frozen patties and refuse to eat them. My burgers are made with fresh ground beef, chopped onions, eggs, and spices. I shape the patties and then char them to perfection before serving them on a sesame bun. Good weather deserves good food!

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Castaic Lake

Is there anything tastier than a fried up recently caught largemouth bass? Fortunately for me, I live just a few hours drive from Castaic Lake, California. The pristine lake is known for its excellent largemouth bass population.

I’m sure that all you readers are thinking ‘I know a much better lake for largemouth bass,’ but since it’s my blog, I’m going with Castaic Lake. Plus, I chose Castaic Lake based on the fact that no other lake in the country has boasted as many 20-plus pounders caught. I plan on taking my family down to the lake this spring; they can go swimming while I take the boat out, properly outfitted with Yamalube 2M oil, and try to catch a beauty.

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Tarpon of the North

Yesterday I wrote about tarpon fishing in Florida. Today I want to tell you about the tarpon of the North, also known as sheefish. Sheefish is a freshwater whitefish that as an adult can weigh as much as 55 pounds. It lives off of plankton and smaller fish.

The prime location to catch sheefish is Selawik Valley, Alaska. Like many places in the Alaskan wild, you will absolutely need a guide through the wilderness. Sheefish can be caught year round, although summer is the best season while the sheefish go through their feeding. I haven’t been that far up north myself, but I hope to someday take my Yamalube 2M taking outboard motor boat up there for a few days of fishing.

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Tarpon Fishing in Boca Grande, FL

Tarpons are among the most desirable saltwater game fish. They can grow quite large and they put up a huge fight when hooked. If you’ve ever seen a leaping tarpon then you know exactly what I’m talking about.

One of the best destinations in the U.S. to bag a tarpon is in Boca Grande, Florida. The town boasts plenty of guides, charters, and rental equipment for out of town guests looking for a piece of the tarpon action. I hope one day to take my own boat down there, lubed up with Yamalube 2-M, and give tarpon fishing a go.

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Wear and Tear of Trolling

For catching big-game fish like tuna and marlin, there’s nothing quite like trolling. Inshore species like bluefish, kingfish, and jacks, are also caught by trolling. Freshwater anglers use trolling to pick up muskie, walleye, black bass, and striped bass.

, though effective, can be taxing on your motorboat. To keep your boat running smoothly, you’ll want to use Yamalube 2M oil. The Yamalube brand has been proven to withstand the wear and tear of trolling and other activities that put a strain on a boat’s engine.

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Top 10 Ferry Boat Rides Worldwide ~ Alaska

The Alaska Marine Highway System debuted in 1963 with regularly scheduled service for passengers and vehicles that catered to 31 nearby communities in Alaska as well as Bellingham, Washington and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Currently, the marine fleet consists of 11 vessels, although, the AMHS plans to introduce additional ferries in the future.

On average, the Alaska Marine Highway System transports 400,000 passengers and 100,000 vehicles each year. The company’s mission is as follows: “To provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation of people, goods and vehicles among Alaska communities, Canada and the Lower 48.” For an area with habitually frosty weather to witness such success with their ferry system is quite an accomplishment.

Mighty oats calls for Yamalube 2M oil to ensure safety and satisfaction at sea!

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The Two-Stroke Engine Cycle: Part One

Each cycle of any engine begins at the spark plug. Two-stroke engines derive their power from the fact that the spark plug fires once every rotation, as opposed to every other. When the spark plug fires, the mixture of fuel and air in the cylinder ignites to drive down the piston. As the piston moves downward, it compresses the mixture of air and fuel into the crankcase. The the piston creates pressure in the cylinder, pushing the gases out of the exhaust port.
The intake port is then covered as the piston reaches the bottom of the stroke. Because the mixture is pressurized in the crankcasae, it rushes into the cylinder. This displaces the excess gas and fills the cylinder with a new supply of fuel and Yamaha 2M oil. Now that this phase of the cycle is complete, tomorrow we’ll have the riveting conclusion: the compression stroke!

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