Use these tips to minimize your impact on the environment while maximizing the efficiency and performance of your boat. These suggestions can help to reduce pollution and lower your fuel consumption.
Use the cleanest maintenance products that do the job. Look for Pure Oceans or other products with the EPA "Design for the Environment" label. This mark identifies products that are safer for you and the environment.
Use a prop with the right pitch so your engine reaches its designed wide-open-throttle RPM.
Install and use trim tabs or hydrofoils to improve hole-shot acceleration and reduce fuel consumption.
Avoid the accidental discharge of oily water by using a sorbent in each bilge area.
Reduce noise, fumes, fuel consumption and pollution with a modern injected four-stroke outboard engine.
12V batteries are among themost recycled products in the world. Get up to a $10.00 credit* on a new battery when you return your core to anyWestMarine store.
* Amount varies by State
Use or install a device to prevent overboard discharges from your tank vent.
Modern autopilots can steer better than most helmspersons and they don't have a limited attention span.
Recycle your line at West Marine stores or shore side recycling locations.
In spite of the vastness of the oceans, many fish species are seriously depleted. Use the Seafood Mini Guide to choose sustainable seafood at restaurants and grocery stores. For your free copy, go to blueocean.org.