Friday, May 22, 2015

Warning about E15 fuel for marine engines

Boat owners in many states now need to be very cautious when filling up their boats engine or fuel tank with gasoline. E15 fuel is now available in many states but it has not been approved for use in marine engines. E15 stands for gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol. Gasoline blended with ethanol can cause issues with some engines because ethanol is fairly corrosive to rubber and some metals so it can damage certain engine components. Ethanol also attracts and bonds with water which can separate inside the fuel tank.  If the fuel sits for long periods of time without use this can clog or damage various engine components. Most small engines are not designed to handle the more corrosive E15 fuel and two stroke engines in particular have more potential issues as they run hotter than 4 stroke engines. Using a fuel stabilizer can reduce the water separation but the best bet is to avoid using the E15 in uncertified engines until the manufacturers modify the engines or provide additional information as more analysis is done.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pay per click ad option at

Want to sell your yacht or boat your self and save thousands of dollars on commission? Here is how one of the customers at did it! has implemented a pay per click program so that their users can have their classified ads linked to a pay per click ad in Google. Their pay per click program makes it easy to have the ad for the item you are selling appear when doing a search from a search engine such as Google. One of their customers sold his $150,000 sailboat this way. It is a great way to save thousands (if not tens of thousands) of dollars in commission - whether it be for real estate, yachts or cars.

Using our pay per click program is best when you are selling an item that is somewhat unique or may have buyers searching for that item by manufacturer, model or item description. The sailboat described in our example on our website was a model known as a ‘Caliber 40’, so the ad was set up in Google so that when someone searched for the keyword ‘Caliber 40’ his ad would appear. When clicked on the prospective buyer would be taken directly to his classified ad describing his Caliber 40 sailboat along with his contact information. However you would not want to advertise a ‘bayliner boat' in this way, you would get far too many unwanted clicks. But advertising a ‘bayliner 180’ may be appropriate. In this case you could choose to have the ad only displayed to users within a certain number of miles of your location to minimize clicks from buyers that may not purchase your item. But for a $150,000 sailboat it is best to advertise the item nationwide – or in his case worldwide. The pay per click program works as follows:

  • will send you detailed instructions on how to set up your own Google pay per click ad that is linked to the classified ad in   Their instructions will step you through creating your account in Google, creating the ad, choosing the keywords and setting the amount you are willing to pay for each click. Each time someone clicks your ad they will be sent directly to your ad in They have absolutely no access to your Google account and receive no compensation from Google for any charges on your AdWords account.

Using our pay per click program option will ensure that your ad is seen and help you sell your yacht or boat without paying those high commission charges. You can get more information when you are choosing ad options while completing your ad at