Ermengardi Snowmobile May 31st, 2018 - 11:14:59
Gasoline has highly volatile components that tend to evaporate over time. The less volatile components in the fuel cause the gasoline to burn less effectively. The result is poor engine performance. In other words your engine may still start and run but it probably wont run as well. Not only will the gasoline degrade over time but when a snowmobile sits for long periods of time without a protective snowmobile cover water and condensation can enter the gas tank. Water of course does not work too well as a fuel in the internal combustion engine of a snowmobile.
Take extra care with children on board; go slow and take short trips. Keep children safe by always having another adult ride with you (2 adults 2 snowmobiles 1-2 children). The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under age 16 not operate snowmobiles and that children under age 6 never ride on snowmobiles. When children do ride make sure they are aware of snowmobile safety rules even for a quick trip around the property. Check the weather and trail reports before you go. Avoid riding on ice-covered lakes and rivers. Underwater currents and blankets of snow can both create and conceal thin ice. Stay on designated snowmobile trails and dont venture off.
With over 20000 groomed snowmobile trails a favorite pastime for thousands of Minnesotans is snowmobiling. Keep in mind however that a snowmobile is only as safe as its driver. Before you jump on your sled and hit the trails give yourself a little refresher in snowmobile safety. Minnesota is a "Zero Alcohol" state. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while riding a snowmobile. Safety perception is altered after only one drink. Since over 70% of all fatal snowmobile accidents involve alcohol* staying sober can help you and others stay alive to enjoy another ride.
Snowmobiling is a fun wintertime activity for places across the country lucky to get enough snow. But just like riding an ATV snowmobiles come with their own set of safety concerns. Snowmobile accidents happen with alarming frequency-an estimate 200 deaths and 14000 injuries occur from snowmobiles each year. These accidents may involve other snowmobiles skiers snowshoers or even vehicles. And because snowmobiles travel at such high speeds with little protection to riders accidents can cause severe injuries if not death.