Boating Tips

QUICK TIPS:

Save gas and cut down on your boat emissions

In 1998, the Environmental Protection Agency set standards for lowering emissions of pollutants for commercial and recreational marine engines. In many areas of the country, marine engines are the highest contributors of the ground-level ozone pollutants oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbons.

In order to further reduce pollution of these respiratory system irritants, the EPA has developed a list of tips for pollution prevention.

Here are few of the tips:

  • Limit engine operation at full throttle
  • Eliminate unnecessary idling
  • Close the vent on portable gas tanks when the engine is not in use
  • Prepare engines properly for winter storage