Are gas prices keeping a distance between you and your boat? It doesn’t have to be that way. There are many ways to reduce the amount of Gas you burn, and some of these may surprise you. Whether it’s switching simple parts, or taking your boat in for a nice paint job, these easy tips are sure to have you enjoying your boat ride worry free.
First things first, you should always check your propeller. This vital part of your boat could be nicked, bent, or serrated. Even the smallest imperfection could cause a whole lot of trouble, and we don’t want that. Be sure to inspect the propeller every time you head out. By having it in perfect condition, this small part could be saving you hundreds. The smallest bend or cut could affect the performance, thus making the engine work harder and burning more fuel. If there is something wrong, don’t put it off. Fix it as soon as possible, it’s worth it.
Drop some of that slack! Extra weight on the boat in any area could force the engine to work harder, burning more gas. Unnecessary things such as surf boards, or extra coolers could contribute to the heavy weight. The bottom line is, the lighter the boat is, the more money you can save. So go ahead, slim it down a bit.