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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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Fuel Additives for Your Boat

By dharding | Posted November 2015

With marine-store shelves sagging under fuel treatments that claim to address a variety of problems, Here's a closer look at three that just may do the trick.

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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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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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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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Spring Cleaning for your Engine Room

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2015

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...

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How to Recommission Your Boat in the Spring

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2015

Our expert walks you through ten easy, but important, tips that will help you keep your boat running smoothly.

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Engine Room Safety

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2015

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.

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How to Pick the Right Battery for Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2015

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...

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The Importance of an Engine Log

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2014

It may sound too simple, but keeping track of your engine’s performance with a pad and pen can teach you a lot about your powerplants, and help you identify problems before...

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Essential Spare Parts to Keep On Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted October 2014

You may be tempted to keep all sorts of spare parts on your boat, but really, you’d just be adding clutter to your decks. We break down the essential spare parts you really...

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Bearings and Shafts on Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2014

We answer all your questions about bearings and shafts  Capt. Richard Thiel does a deep dive on your bearings and shafts, parts of your boat that are probably a lot more...

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