Boating Season

Summer is here and boating season is open. Rivers and lakes are great places to enjoy the outdoors while still doing your part to reduce carbon emissions.  Here are a few tips that will not only reduce emissions but improve your boating experience:

  • Reduce unnecessary engine idling
  • Use the right size propeller and keep in good condition. Nicks and dents reduce performance.
  • Limit full throttle operation of the engine.
  • Reduce Weight. Carrying extra cargo onboard reduces fuel efficiency and increases fuel consumption.
  • Drive your boat conservatively. Reduce abrupt starts and excessive cruise speeds.
  • Learn to trim your boat while underway.
  • Keep the boat bottom clean and waxed. Marine growth increases drag and fuel consumption.

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