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Old 05-18-2003, 10:45 PM
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Was reading a reply on another boating forum. (non performance boaters) The original poster had purchased a new boat and had a question about continued use of Synthetic Oil like the manual recommended. Someone replied, "It wouldn't hurt since you only change your oil once a year anyway". What the hell is that about. Was he serious? Do people actually run their boat that long without an oil change?

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I use to work at a Gm dealership and everynow and than a customer would come in with say 30,000miles with the original oil filter still on the truck!
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Buck, it is feasable that some people might only change theirs once a year. MANY people up this way only put 50 hours on their boats a year. Remember, short season. I change mine a lot more often than that, but on many smaller boats or cruisers where the motors aren't run hard like ours are, 50 hours might not be that bad.

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I only change mine once a year and it still comes out golden.
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Maybe I'm just being anal retentive?

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Once a year here, but then again it only gets about 10 hrs on it in a year too
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Maybe I'm just being anal retentive?

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On my first boat that had a 350 mag in, I would put about 80 hrs a year on it and only changed the oil at winterization.
Second boat with 454 mag, I would change it once about halfway through the season.
Current boat with 525SC, I run full synthetic, and change it every 25-30 hrs.
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I change mine 2 times / year usually I get about 50 hour on each boat though.
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Well over 100 hours, change every spring. As for running hard? Never, I only run WFO for 4 miles at a time.
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