Outboard Motors Basics
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- In his song titled “Boats”, singer Kenny Chesney calls boats, “vessels of freedom, harbors of healing.” That sentiment is echoed by many boaters, as they connect with nature, relax with family and friends, and let the stresses of everyday life drift away.
Why repower your boat?While boat hulls can easily last many years, engines tend to show their age much sooner. if your outboard motor hasn’t been delivering like it should, it may be time for a change. Fortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean buying a new boat.
New outboard technology delivers great fuel alternativeBoat lovers are jumping on board to do their part for the environment—and to better enjoy the beauty of nature. They’re looking to propane powered outboard motors for a quieter, more pleasant-smelling ride, with considerably less adverse environmental impact than gasoline. Both motor options offer great advantages.
Boat Safety Checklist
Owning and operating a boat of any type or size is a lot of responsibility. From the time your craft enters the water or pulls away from the dock until it’s removed from the water or properly secured back at the dock, you’re responsible for ensuring the safety of your passengers and crew as well as complying with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing boating in the waters you’re navigating.
To help ensure that you and your passengers can enjoy your time on the water safely, you should always go through a boat safety checklist prior to heading out.
EPA Compliance For Portable Fuel Components – What You Should Know
Effective January 1, 2011, the U.S. EPA began requiring that all portable fuel systems manufactured for use with gasoline-powered marine engines in the U.S. produce zero evaporative emissions.
What does that mean for you?
Why Consider a Propane Outboard?
In recent years, increasing environmental regulations have led to the development of cleaner burning gasoline-powered outboard motors. But, in terms of their environmental sustainability, nothing has revolutionized the outboard engine market like the advent of propane-fueled motors.
Propane outboards burn fuel 50 times – yes, you read that right, 50 times! – cleaner than even eco-friendly gasoline-powered outboards. They release very little in the way of greenhouse gases or toxic fumes. In fact, some propane-powered outboards have zero emissions!