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Engines

How to Assess an Engine Room

By Capt. Richard Thiel | 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 Capt. Richard Thiel | 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 Capt. Richard Thiel | 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 Capt. Richard Thiel | 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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Liquefied Natural Gas Powered Boats

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2015

Does the industrial use of LNG-powered propulsion herald a cleaner future for pleasure boats? Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike investigates the possibility.

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5 Reasons Outboards Are Here to Stay

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2015

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...

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How to Winterize Your Engines

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted September 2015

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.

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How to Clean Your Engine Room

By Mike Smith | Posted September 2015

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.

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The Arneson Drive

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted August 2015

When it comes to speed and durability, it’s hard to beat Arneson.

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What Brand of Oil and Filters Should You Use on Your Boat?

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted August 2015

How closely should your oil match your engine?

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Inexpensive Noise Reduction on Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted July 2015

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to lower the noise level on your boat.

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Ventilating Your Boat's Engine Room

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted July 2015

Air is just as crucial to proper engine performance as fuel.

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The Simple Truth About Marine Engine Maintenance

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2015

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.

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