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Gas Saving Tips

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

  • Check vehicle and trailer tires for wear and damage, and maintain tire pressure
  • Read owner’s manuals for leaner fuel mixtures and recommended tire pressure
  • Fuel-up in cooler morning or evening hours
  • Tune tow vehicle’s engine, change spark plugs and wires
  • Drain water from bilge
  • Clear debris from bottom of boat and trailer
  • Keep weight down– load only what you need
  • When trailering, close all hatches or buy cover for boat to streamline wind resistance and reduce drag
  • Drive in lower gear whenever possible
  • Avoid sudden stops and starts
  • Check boat hoses and fuel lines for leaks
  • Distribute weight in boat evenly
  • Cruise at speed to keep your boat on plane
  • Avoid idling for long periods
  • Head to nearby harbors to explore or find quiet coves to anchor

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