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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Use the grade of gasoline specified by the engine manufacturer.