Improve your fuel economy with these simple tactics…
Hull maintenance: An overlooked area of potential fuel savings is vessel and hull maintenance.
Remember – a dirty hull is like driving a car with the handbrake on, and a poorly finished painted hull can have a similar effect.
Excessive weed and barnacles on the hull will also cause friction, resulting in an increase of up to 50% more fuel use.
Be fussy about preparation. A good wet rub after water-blasting the hull will ensure the area has a smoother surface, by removing excess old paint to create a smooth application area.
Use a quality primer and hull paint, and ensure the application is applied as smoothly as possible with roller, paintbrush or airless spray.