Engine

The Importance of an Engine Log

By | 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 | 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 | 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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Diesel Engine Myths

By | Posted August 2014

When it comes to your boat’s engines don’t believe everything you hear.  Not everything you think you know about diesel engines is true. There are a handful of commonly held...

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How to Prevent Boat Fires

By | Posted July 2014

Capt. Richard Thiel looks at the effectiveness of onboard fire-suppression systems and also points out why you might not be as safe as you think.

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Air Filter Silencer from Walker

By | Posted June 2014

Checking the Decibel Rating on an Air Filter Silencer from Walker We put an air filter silencer from Walker Engineering to a true test—installing her on a boat and measuring...

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How to Evaluate an Engine

By | Posted April 2014

Buying a boat? Add these steps to your engine survey to make sure there are no ugly surprises later.

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Marine Fuel Additives

By | Posted March 2014

Does your fuel really need those additives? Have you ever given much thought to the fuel additives you use, and whether or not they actually help—or worse, hurt—your...

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The New Caterpillar C8.7

By | Posted January 2014

Capt. Richard Thiel investigates the new Caterpillar C8.7 and the market and regulatory forces that launched it. With emissions regulations becoming more and more stringent, CAT...

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Marine Diesel Engine Advice from a Pro

By | Posted January 2014

Ever wished you had a buddy who was a diesel mechanic so he could give you the real skinny on what’s going on with your engine? You’re in luck. Capt. Bill Pike has...

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Engine Maintenance Tips

By | Posted December 2013

Capt. Richard Thiel knows oil analysis isn’t the sexiest topic in the world. But it is an important one if you plan on keeping your boat well maintained for years to come....

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Are Synthetic Engine Oils Right for Your Boat?

By | Posted November 2013

Capt. Richard Thiel investigates whether the high-tech, synthetic engine oils are all they’re cracked up to be—particularly for marine engines.

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Get Your Boat Surveyed

By | Posted November 2013

A surveyor can uncover problems you don’t see before they turn serious. Should you have your boat surveyed every couple of years? Mike Smith investigates the value of having a...

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