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Green Boating section on goes live

Industry News | September 1, 2008 | By:

The Green Boating section is live on It includes fuel-saving ideas, a sneak peak into the latest “green” marine technologies and accessories, and a list of helpful green boating tips.

Quick tips for reducing fuel usage

  • Slower speeds on the water reduce fuel usage.
  • Proper use of trim tabs reduces drag, especially while accelerating to planing speeds.
  • Minimize the amount of time that you idle.
  • Use dock-side electrical power in lieu of on-board 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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