Engine

Water Worries

By | Posted April 2007

As more states mandate E10 ethanol-blended gasoline for off-road use, the problem of water accumulation in fuel tanks grows. And nothing can ruin your day faster than your engine...

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A Fuel For You

By | Posted March 2007

There are plenty of reasons why the diesel engine is the best power choice for boats over 35 feet, and principal among them is its sterling reliability and reknowned durability....

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Scientific Method

By | Posted March 2007

If you really want to know what's going on inside your engine, you need to know about oil analysis.In the surfeit of CSI programs so popular with TV viewers these days, one scene...

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Time For a Change?

By | Posted January 2007

Are you the parent of tired, rusty, and thirsty gasoline guzzlers, the kind of engines that keep OPEC happy? If so, your boat's overdue for repowering with more efficient diesel...

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Diesel 101

By | Posted December 2006

The author (left) and another student get a torque-wrench tutorial from instructor Larry Berlin (right).A friend of mine who I considered to be a knowledgeable, experienced boater...

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Ethanol: Should You Panic?

By | Posted December 2006

In the past year there's been a lot of worry among boaters about the ill effects of soon-to-be-universal E10 ethanol-blended gasoline. Depending on who's talking, the changeover...

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Magnetizing Your Diesel Fuel

By | Posted December 2006

Near the end of the 2005 boating season, Richard Thiel, PMY's editor in chief, was in trouble. Just a few hours before he was about to fly to Italy, fuel problems had strangled...

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Gunk Be Gone!

By | Posted December 2006

After I'd delivered my Grand Banks 32 to her new Florida home, her whole schtick changed—she went from being a true long-legged cruiser to the maritime equivalent of a couch...

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Does This Stuff Really Work?

By | Posted September 2006

When I first came up with the notion of modifying a modern recreational vessel so I could do a side-by-side performance comparison between plain ol’ diesel fuel and the...

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A Change in Element

By | Posted April 2005

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An Eye into Your Engine

By | Posted December 2003

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Purify Your Fuel Filter

By | Posted May 2003

Maintenance Q & A — June 2001

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Gen Zen

By | Posted May 2003

Gen Zen - Genset Maintenance April 2001

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