Tips For Reducing Fuel Usage

Quick Tips For Reducing Fuel Usage: 
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  • Slower speeds on the water will reduce fuel usage. 
  • Proper use of trim tabs reduce drag, especially while accelerating up to planing 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. 

 

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