Engines

How to Maintain the Exhaust System on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted May 2016

Inspecting your boat’s exhaust system now might save your engine later. Or your life.

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Well-Designed Engine Rooms

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2016

A well-designed engine room is the hallmark of a truly great boat. Our expert examines a few terrific examples he found at a recent boat show.

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How Many Outboards Should Your Boat Have?

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2016

Putting more outboards on the transom or bracket may result in more speed—but it may not. There’s more to it than counting the horses. See what we mean here.

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New Marine Engines

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2016

Engine manufacturers created a lot of exciting buzz at the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami shows.

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Why Gasoline Inboards May Rise Again

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted February 2016

If you’re a cruiser with a boat of a certain size, you haven’t looked at gasoline-fueled power for a long time. But the engines are making significant leaps soon. See...

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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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How to Buy Power for Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2015

Choosing the right power package for your boat is extremely important. Let us help you with some expert advice.

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5 Reasons Outboards Are Here to Stay

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2015

Outboard engines have gotten great: They're functional, durable, easy to maintain, and if you ask us, they can look pretty cool too. Read the five reasons we think outboards...

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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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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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Diesel Engine Myths

By Capt. Richard Thiel | 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 Find the Best Cruising Speed for Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2014

Here’s something you might not know about your boat’s optimal cruise speed.   Finding your boat’s “sweet spot” when it comes to cruising speed isn’t...

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