This may be even more important to remember if you are running
one of the newer engines,
- Start reading labels!
- Before you buy a new product, read the label and figure out if you really need to use that strong a product.
- Buy only the amount you’ll need or share with a friend.
- Follow directions for use and safely store where the product container can’t capsize!
- Try alternative products or methods of cleaning.
- Schedule major maintenance work on land away from the water’s edge (maybe during winter storage?)
- Find your local “Household Hazardous Waste” collection days where you can safely dispose of this stuff. Check with your local public works department or check out www.earth911.org to find possibilities in your town.
- Put some fuel booster product in outboard tanks in the fall to avoid having stale fuel in the spring.
which is not burning as much fuel.
- Wherever possible, use less toxic propylene glycol antifreeze instead of ethylene glycol.
When launching your boat in the spring, see if you can capture the chemical instead of
spew into the marina’s waters. Your marina may be able to reuse or recycle it for you.