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Tips for Boaters

Tips For Reducing Fuel Usage

Follow these easy Discover Boating tips to get the most out of your boat's fuel efficiency, and save you even more money at the gas docks.

  • 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.

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