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Cutting fuel costs : alternatives for commercial fishermen
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    Texas A & M University, Sea Grant College Program, ; National Sea Grant Program (U.S.) ;
  • Description:
    "If you're looking for ways to reduce fuel consumption or increase fuel efficiency, this publication is a place to start. It describes 14 alternatives for commercial fishermen, including long-term maintenance measures and long-term alternatives such as management aids, devices to improve engine performance and vessel modifications. Advantages and disadvantages of each alternative are listed along with cost and economic data estimates. Although costs vary with time and geographic location, the estimates can help you decide which alternatives you might want to investigate more thoroughly. Alternatives described include speed reduction, hull maintenance, self-polishing paints, fuel flow meters, track plotters, LORAN C equipment, turbochargers, engine changeout, diesel fuel preheaters, controllable pitch propellers and bulbous bows. A payback formula worksheet and example are included to help you calculate how long it would take for any particular device or modification to save enough fuel to pay for itself"--Texas A & M University sea grant publication website (http://texasseagrant.org/publications/category/1984-publications/P30)

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    Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; grant number: NA83AA-D-00061; grant number: NA81AA-D-00007;
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