Quick Tips For Reducing Fuel Usage


• 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. 
• Visit DiscoverBoating.com for more helpful tips on reducing fuel usage.


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