Maybe you believe that huge tankers and oil-covered seas are dangerous for our planet. The truth is, yes, they are, but even more dangerous is boating as a hobby. Many things related to boats are dangerous. Starting from carbon emissions to the cleaners. All of them can be dangerous for flora and fauna. If you like boats and you have one, there are some things you can do in order to prevent or reduce the impact on the environment.
The first step is to inspect the boat’s engine. Many boat owners believe if the engine is strong enough to move the boat, it is good. In reality, many boats use smaller engines. Owners buy them because they are cheap and they use less fuel. But if your boat is too heavy for that particular engine, it will use much more fuel. Increased fuel consumption is linked to the more carbon emissions, and you want to prevent that. Also, many of those engines are old and damaged. This can cause hazardous chemical leaks into the water. In order to solve this, go to a mechanic that will fix the engine.
Boaters should know that certain cleaning chemicals are dangerous for the environment. Many of you know that bleach shouldn’t be used in the kitchen, because it can poison food. The same situation is with cleaning agents you use on your boat. The much better alternative is to mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of toothpaste. You will get a hard water stain remover. If you want a hull cleaner, mix 1.5 cups of baking soda with a gallon of water.