How to Make Your Boat Faster
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How to Make Your Boat Faster

How fast is your boat?  Is it as fast as a cheetah? As quick as a hummingbird, or does it just float along with the current of the river. Maybe you’re not even interested in how your boat speeds up, and are more concerned about what to do if you get stuck on an island. If that’s the case then this blog post isn’t for you! However, if speedier boats interest you, then read on for some helpful tips and tricks to make your boat go faster so that everyone can see how awesomely speedy (and hopefully safe) it is!

How to Make Your Boat FasterLet’s take a closer look at what you have to do to make your boat faster.

If you have an inboard engine, check that the fuel injectors are clean and not clogged up with dirt. If necessary, clean them.

It might sound like a no-brainer but make sure your gas tank is full of gasoline.  The last thing you want is to run out of gas on a lake or river while trying to figure out what to do!

Make sure the propeller is in good condition and not cracked. You can take it off, clean it, and put a little oil on it if there are any signs of rust or wear.  If you don’t know how to fix this yourself then check out  tutorials for tips.

How to Make Your Boat FasterClean your cooling system with some traditional car coolant once every few years (every 50 hours). This will ensure that everything stays nice and new looking inside so you won’t have to worry about leaks or anything else going wrong while trying to get away from others who want your boat as their own personal escape vehicle!

Don’t forget the batteries too! It’s easy enough to just make sure they’re fully charged but it’s better to do it once every few months by giving them a full charge and then letting the batteries drain in your boat. That way you’ll be able to get all of that extra energy out of the battery that is sitting around doing nothing!

The last thing on this list are some other tips for speeding up your boat:

  • If you have any holes or leaks anywhere, fix those as soon as possible before they cause too much damage and lower the speed even more than it already was. This also pertains if there is rust inside from salt water corrosion over time; take care not only for what might happen now but also about future problems.
  • Make sure your propeller shafts don’t leak oil while still being covered by the water. If you have a propeller shaft with an oil leak, make sure that it is properly covered before going out on the water again because this can cause problems like frequent stalling and decreased gas mileage.


With these few simple steps, you can make your boat faster and less expensive to run without too many modifications! Try to use your boat as much as possible without letting any of these things get worse for more speedier boats!

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