Engines

Meet Volvo Penta’s New E-Key and the Latest Diesel Engines

By | Posted August 2016

In addition to tweaking its line of power options and configurations, Volvo Penta rolled out E-Key, a new remote-control system to enhance your management of boat systems, both on...

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Should You Have a Sound Shield on Your Generator?

By | Posted July 2016

Could your generator be dying a quiet death? Maybe, if your hushbox is keeping you from proper troubleshooting challenges. Have a look at what Power...

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What to do if You Run Your Boat Aground

By | Posted June 2016

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...

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Well-Designed Engine Rooms

By | Posted May 2016

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.

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How Many Outboards Should Your Boat Have?

By | Posted April 2016

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.

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New Marine Engines

By | Posted March 2016

Engine manufacturers created a lot of exciting buzz at the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami shows.

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Smart Through-Hull Management

By | Posted March 2016

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...

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QUIZ: Calling Engine Experts

By | Posted February 2016

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...

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Why Gasoline Inboards May Rise Again

By | Posted February 2016

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...

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How to Assess an Engine Room

By | Posted February 2016

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...

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How to Read an Engine Spec Sheet

By | Posted January 2016

Learning how to decipher the graphs and small print on a spec sheet will help you make the right purchase.

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How to Buy Power for Your Boat

By | Posted December 2015

Choosing the right power package for your boat is extremely important. Let us help you with some expert advice.

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Upgrade Your Engine Room and Emergency Lighting with LEDs

By | Posted December 2015

Let there be (LED) light: A well-lit engine room can help you spot potential issues (read: oil leaks).

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