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Reducing Fuel Usage
May 29, 2011 7:25 PM | Tagged as Reduce fuel usage

Quick Tips For Reducing Fuel Usage

  • Slower speeds on the water will reduce use
  • The proper use of trim tabs reduce drag, especially while accelerating up to planning speeds.
  • Minimize the amount of time that you idle at the dock
  • Minimize the use of onboard generators.
  • Use dock-side electrical power in lieu of generators.
  • Have a float plan so you know exactly where you’re going.
  • Make sure the hull is clean. Keep it waxed to reduce drag.
  • Don't under-power your boat. It's important you have enough motor to handle the load.
  • Check your propeller. If your boat is slow "out of the hole" or lacks top-end speed, you might have the wrong propeller.
  • A well-tuned engine uses less fuel. Don’t just winterize this year – get a tune-up!
  • Use the grade of gasoline specified by the engine manufacturer.
  • Don’t load the boat down with skis, extra life vests, coolers, etc., if you are not using them. More weight means more fuel use.

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