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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...
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.
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...
Buying a boat? Add these steps to your engine survey to make sure there are no ugly surprises later.
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...
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...
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...
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....
Capt. Richard Thiel investigates whether the high-tech, synthetic engine oils are all they’re cracked up to be—particularly for marine engines.
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...
A quiet boat stops noise in the engine room—before it gets to you and your crew.
Your bow thruster is like a really handy stowaway—it sits quietly tucked belowdecks for most of the voyage, only to show up during close-quarters maneuvering to simplify the...
No one knows an engine as well as the company who built it. Check out some engine manufacturer-approved maintenance schedules here.
Yachts Miami Beach and the Miami Boat Show are in full swing in Miami right now. Join us for a closer look at some of the boats, gear, and goings-on we are seeing on the docks. Check out a close look here. ▶
VIDEO: A look at the beautiful Chris Craft Corsair 28. ▶
VIDEO: A look at the bad-ass 53 Suenos. ▶
A look at Yachts Miami Beach through Capt. Bill Pike’s eyes. ▶
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we’re posting and streaming live from both of the Miami shows!
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