Quick Tips For Reducing Fuel Usage

Published on Aug 16, 2011


  • 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.