With the price of gas on the rise, Boat US has assembled six great tips that will help save your family's precious gas dollars. As a reminder, Boat US members receive $.10 cents off each gallon purchased at both North Palm Beach Marina and New Port Cove Marine Center. Stop in for savings - we'll be happy to help you save at the pump so you can spend more time on the water!
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Lighten the load is one of easiest no-cost things to save on gas. Clear out all of that extra junk that's you've been storing aboard the boat.
Get a tune-up: An annual tune-up is a must if you're truly serious about saving gas. Call Mike Bergen, 561-626-1760 at Old Port Cove Marina or Bill Clark Marine Services 561-842-4995
Check the prop: Props with little dings should be taken to a repair shop now. This is also the time to ensure you are happy with your prop's performance - have a discussion with your marina or local prop shop to ensure you still have the right prop installed based on your current boating needs.
Paint the bottom: For boats docked in salt or brackish water, keeping the fuel-robbing "green gunk" growth from adhering to your boat's hull can save a lot of fuel. But you'll need to ensure the vessel has a new coat of bottom paint put on, making it difficult for anything to grow on the hull bottom.
Check the trim tabs: Unbalanced boats chew up the gas. During spring commissioning, ensure that trim tabs function properly. Check the reservoir for leaks.
Join BoatUS for only $24 to take advantage of the fuel discount at over 300 BoatUS Cooperating Marinas across the country. All you have to do is find a marina near you by visiting the online BoatUS Member Services Locator (select the "Cooperating Marinas" box in the upper left). The discount can be as much as $.10 off each gallon. For more information on this exclusive BoatUS member discount, go to http://www.boatus.com/discountcenter
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