Running aground is no fun. But there are ways to minimize the damage to your boat and her running gear. Do the right thing and you’ll save time and expense. See how to manage your next grounding here.
A well-designed engine room is the hallmark of a truly great boat. Our expert examines a few terrific examples he found at a recent boat show.
Putting more outboards on the transom or bracket may result in more speed—but it may not. There’s more to it than counting the horses. See what we mean here.
Engine manufacturers created a lot of exciting buzz at the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami shows.
Keep the Water on the Outside.Keeping through-hull fittings exercised is a simple way to make sure they work. But that’s only the beginning of what you should be doing. Learn more about these critical component here.
All right gearheads, listen up! We appreciate that you’re regular readers of our Power & Propulsion column, but have you really absorbed useful information from it? Let’s see just how good your retention level is.
If you’re a cruiser with a boat of a certain size, you haven’t looked at gasoline-fueled power for a long time. But the engines are making significant leaps soon. See what we’re talking about here.
Do you know what you’re looking at in your engine room? Even if the ways of diesel power are a mystery, Editor At Large Capt. Richard Thiel can show you what to look for and what it says about the boat you’re looking at.
Learning how to decipher the graphs and small print on a spec sheet will help you make the right purchase.
Choosing the right power package for your boat is extremely important. Let us help you with some expert advice.
Let there be (LED) light: A well-lit engine room can help you spot potential issues (read: oil leaks).
Does the industrial use of LNG-powered propulsion herald a cleaner future for pleasure boats? Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike investigates the possibility.
Outboard engines have gotten great: They're functional, durable, easy to maintain, and if you ask us, they can look pretty cool too. Read the five reasons we think outboards are here to stay.
Winter Is Coming.
Winterizing your boat doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck. Here are 8 ways to make the whole thing simpler.
It’s hot, cramped, and hard to reach, but your engine room still needs a good scrub now and then. Here’s how the pros do it.
When it comes to speed and durability, it’s hard to beat Arneson.
How closely should your oil match your engine?
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to lower the noise level on your boat.
Air is just as crucial to proper engine performance as fuel.
Maintaining boat engines isn’t rocket science, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Let us show you how to do it the right way.
If you live in a northern climate you probably prepped your engines last fall so they would be ready to go, but there are other chores to consider around your engine room beyond those required just to get your boat ready to go in the water. Let me suggest a few that perhaps you hadn’t thought of...
Our expert walks you through seven of the newest, coolest, and best marine-propulsion systems that the industry has to offer. This is a must-read for any hardcore gearhead.
Our expert walks you through ten easy, but important, tips that will help you keep your boat running smoothly.
Our engine expert put together a test to see how much you really know about your propulsion system. Gentleman, start your pencils. Also, Caterpillar’s New C8.7 and ZF Hybrid-Ready Transmissions
There's plenty of stuff in your engine room that can hurt you if you're not careful. Know how to be safe in your machinery spaces and you'll improve your maintenance. See how here.
The ABCs of Marine Batteries.
If you know the type of marine batteries you have on your boat, there's a good chance you won't need to do anything else to maintain them. But it's smart to read up and be sure. Check out our expert take on marine batteries here.