Maintenance

Diesel Engine Course

By | Posted August 2017

Boaters University offers unique opportunity to learn about marine diesels from the inside out.

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How to Perform Preventive Maintenance on Your Boat

By | Posted August 2017

Head trouble off at the pass by giving your boat a thorough physical. Learn more here.

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What Running Aground Can Mean For Your Engines

By | Posted June 2017

Sounds or vibrations a little off? Keeping this advice close to heart can help the next time you run aground.

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How to Choose the Right Refrigeration for your Boat

By | Posted June 2017

Each type of marine refrigeration system has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on how you use your boat. Read this before you make a decision.

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A Little Tape’ll Do Ya!

By | Posted April 2017

Got a few drink-holder-sized holes in your steering console that need patching? Or a spot where an antiquated plotter used to be that needs filling in?

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Repowering Your Boat

By | Posted April 2017

Repowering is not to be taken lightly, but with some expert help and good advice a fine old boat can run like new. Learn more here.

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How to Replace Bad Isolation Mounts

By | Posted April 2017

Feeling more vibration on board than you are used to? A prop issue? Well, unless you’ve hit something recently, or run the old girl aground, it’s possible you have bad isolation...

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How to Travel with Your Tender

By | Posted April 2017

Hoist it, flip it, or stow it. Dealing with your tender can be a pain in the transom, but you can improve things. Here's how.

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Nautic Alert Nevata, The Intelligent Bilge Pump Controller

By | Posted April 2017

Could this be the bilge-pump system of the future? The standard bilge-pump system has stood the test of time, but the times they are a-changin’—and that doesn’t suck.

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Know When to Repair, Rebuild, or Remanufacture Your Engines

By | Posted March 2017

If your inboard(s) should fail, you have a very important--and potentially costly--decision to make. We help you decide if you should repair, rebuild, or remanufacture them.

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How to install a joystick on your boat

By | Posted January 2017

Got serious docking angst? Need a cure for technology envy? Install a joystick, and get on with life. Here’s what you need to know.

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Very boaty New Year’s Resolutions

By | Posted December 2016

6 Resolutions for the New Year: PMY Edition. “Cut back on red meat.” “Actually, y’know, use your gym membership.” Let’s face it: Resolutions aren’t all that fun. In the interest...

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How to Repair Spider Cracks in Fiberglass

By | Posted December 2016

Stress cracks. Spider cracks. Hairline cracks. All suspicious looking in their own right. Replacing coring materials in an existing deck is a messy, pricey job probably best left...

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