A boat’s fuel economy is one of the biggest concerns among boaters. Yet, much of a boat’s fuel usage is dictated by a boater’s own behavior.
BOATERS CAN DO MANY THINGS ON THEIR OWN TO CUT DOWN ON FUEL USAGE. HERE ARE A FEW OF THEM.
Boaters tend to spend a lot of time idling at the dock; this just wastes fuel. Shut off the engine if you’re not moving.
Boaters like to move fast on the water, but going slow reduces fuel usage.
Check your propeller.
A damaged propeller will sap your boat’s fuel efficiency. Check your prop for any dings and dents. Also, make sure your prop is the right match for your boat.
Get a tune-up.
Make sure your boat’s engine is maintained regularly to keep it running at its best
Keep your boat clean.
Growth on your hull like barnacles and algae can be a drain on your boat’s speed and efficiency.
Lighten your load.
The more weight on your boat, the more fuel it has to burn. Don’t keep a lot of unnecessary items onboard, and look for ways to lighten the weight on your boat.
The right boat matters.
Crownline’s patented F.A.S.T. Tab hull is one of the most fuel-efficient hulls in the industry, so it saves fuel on the water (and cash at the pump).