In this article, the author discusses what to do when starting a on gasoline powered boats when should the blower be operated, including the conditions under which the blower should be operated. Break down the pros and cons of running the blower before starting, starting it after refueling with just enough gasoline in the tank, and restarting the engine and letting gas in throughout. The article makes sure to highlight some considerations that you might want to keep in mind if you decide taking part in these procedures.
Gasoline is one of the most ubiquitous, easy to access fuels
Gasoline powered boats have come a long way since the days of rudimentary outboards and gas cans. With advances in technology, gasoline powered boats now come with more options and features than ever before.
When deciding when to operate the boat’s blower, it is important to consider both performance and fuel economy. Performance includes things like how fast the boat can travel forward or how far it can go before needing to be refueled. Fuel economy, on the other hand, depends largely on the type of engine used and how often the blower is operated.
Most boats designed for day use will cruise at an average speed of around five knots with the blower running constantly. For these types of boats, it is usually unnecessary to run the blower more than fifteen minutes per hour when cruising at sea or on river flows exceeding thirty feet per second. When navigating through tight quarters or over rough terrain, it may be necessary to operate the blower for longer periods of time. In these cases, it is important to check the engine’s fuel gauge regularly and adjust operation accordingly.
Overall, gas engines are quite efficient when running without the blower engaged. When cruising at speed or maneuvering in difficult
There are different types of fuels on gasoline powered boats when should the blower be operated
If your boat is powered by gasoline, the blower may need to be operated during different parts of the day. During cold weather, the blower will need to be run when the boat is still at anchor to help prevent condensation from forming on deck. In warm weather, the blower may not be necessary as frequent cooling of the boat will take care of condensation.
Further, depending on the make and model of your boat, it may have a built-in schedule for when the blower should be activated. Once you know this information for your particular type of boat, you can use that schedule as a guideline for when to operate the blower.
Before starting the engine, turn on the blower
When starting a gasoline fueled engine, the blower must be turned on in order to warm up the engine. The blower speed can be adjusted by turning the pulley on the end of the motor. The speed can usually be set by moving the pulley, but if it won’t move use a large hose clip or chain to move the pulley, then remove it and turn the blower on. Once everything is ready turn the key to “start.”
The speed of the blower will depend upon what you are trying to warm up. If it is a long time before you have started your vehicle, you can turn it off and let the exhaust warm your car up as this will take longer than running a full blast for an hour or so.
Make sure to totally submerge the boat in gasoline before refueling
Boat engines are fundamentally different from car engines. They’re unique in that they use gasoline as the fuel. And their blowers (the things that turn propellers) have to be operated at very low speeds for long periods of time. Because of this, there are some specific guidelines you should follow when refueling your boat engine:
– Make sure the boat is totally submerged in gasoline before refueling. This will help prevent any gas fumes or sparks from igniting.
– Make sure the blower is operating at a very low speed while refueling. Operating it at a higher speed could result in overheating or damage.
– Never refuel your engine while it’s running. Doing so could damage the engine or cause other accidents.
Use more on gasoline powered boats when should the blower be operated than what is needed
Some people might assume that running. The engine just for short bursts will not use that much gas and save them money. On a gasoline-powered boat, this is not always the case. Running the engine continuously with little or no rest will waste fuel and ultimately cost you money. The moral of the story is to use your engine at least three times. As much as needed to achieve the desired speed and coasting. If you are out for a fast ride and you want to wait for a highlight. Just run the engine off but do not coast.
We all have been taught the “right flick”, especially in recreational boats. If a boat is trying to pick up speed or has less than about 10 mph of wind at anchor. We smooth out the rudder and pole. But as soon as we begin our climb back. It snaps back sharply causing us to lean into the wind increasing our power and spinnaker sail angles. We feel if we lead smoothly through pitches that way we are not pushing hard enough. While this is good in other activities using more power efficiently is essential while racing. The shorter duration makes dropping sails feel smoother.