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09/13/2017
Ensuring that your boat utilizes fuel in an efficient way can save you a lot of money and improve the vehicle's performance. To learn a few tips on the matter, read this post by Marland Enterprises

How to Save Fuel With Your Marine Vehicle

Riding your boat can be incredibly fun, relaxing, thrilling, and more. However, it can also be very expensive if your boat doesn't employ fuel in an efficient way. To ensure that your marine vehicle doesn't waste money and fuel, you can read through and follow the tips mentioned below.

Maintain your marine vehicle in top shape with help from Marland Enterprises. Call (315) 727-4645 to learn more about the advantages of using the best marine synthetic oil in Cortland County. 

Keep the Propeller in Mind

The propeller on your boat is like the wheels on your car, meaning that if they're not in perfect condition or aren't the right kind for your vehicle, they will waste you a ton of fuel. That's why you should inspect the propeller once in awhile, and replace them when needed. Of course, you need to choose the right propeller for your marine vehicle. To that end, BBlades suggests considering their shape and size, diameter, and the number of blades.

Don't Carry Too Much Weight

If you've ever carried anything heavy, you know that moving with the extra weight can be harder, which means that you have to put in more energy and strength to get from point A to point B. Well, that same thing happens to your marine engine! If you carry a lot of unnecessary things on board, you can bet you'll use up your fuel a lot faster than if you were to travel lightly.

Consider Using a Fuel Additive

Though some people aren't very trusting when it comes to fuel additives, they can be of assistance, as they are meant to help you get the most mileage out of the gas you pour into your vehicle. That's why you should search around for an effective fuel additive and use it on your boat if you want to improve how it uses its fuel.

Care for the Engine

An engine that's properly maintained is one that will perform smoothly and will give you the rides you want. But for that to be the case, you need to take your engine to a mechanic on a regular basis (at least once a year). They'll be able to fine tune it, change its marine engine oil, and give you tips so your engine can stay strong (and save you money on fuel).

AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil will keep your marine vehicle in perfect working condition. Call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 to place an order for the best marine synthetic oil in Cortland County. 

Find Your Optimum Speed

The faster you go on your boat, the more resistance it'll have to face, and the more fuel it'll waste. However, there is a sweet spot you can reach (a.k.a. the optimum speed) in which the speed at which you travel and the amount of fuel you use up is perfectly balanced. To find out what that is for your own marine vehicle, turn to your mechanic or your boat's owner's manual.

Avoid Stalling

Some boaters love chilling in the water with the engine on. However, as you may be able to imagine, this is just going to waste precious fuel. If you want to make the most out of it, you will need to avoid stalling and only turn on your marine engine when you're ready to go or when there's a purpose for it.

Clean It Often

The filth in and on your boat may also be interfering with its ability to employ fuel efficiently. For that reason, you should make it a point to clean it often. For example, you should make sure that the hull isn't growing any barnacles or have algae stuck to it, since this can decrease your fuel efficiency significantly.

Maintain It in Shape

Last but not least, keep your marine vehicle in top shape in general. If it works as a well-oiled machine, you can bet that you'll see a reduction in the amount of money you spend on its fuel. For instance, if you use trim tabs verify if they're working as expected, so you can keep your marine vehicle from dragging.

Visit AMSOIL's online shop or call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 to purchase top performing products that will keep your marine engine working as expected for longer. 

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