What should you ask a boat mechanic before they work on your boat?
22 October 2018
Finding a boat mechanic is pretty much like looking for a general physician. While the physician will be responsible for your health, the boat mechanic will be responsible for ensuring that your boat is in excellent condition. Therefore the amount of diligence that you would apply when selecting a physician should be the same diligence that you should apply when choosing a boat mechanic for your boat.
However, if it is your first time hiring a boat mechanic, you may not know how to establish whether the mechanic is competent enough to provide you with quality services.
How to Tell If the Bellows on Your Sterndrive Need Replacing or Repairing
28 August 2017
Before you put your boat away for the season, you should take some time to check the sterndrive for issues. There are a number of elements you may want to check, but this blog in particular looks at the bellows.
Here's an explanation of sterndrive bellows and a few tips on how to tell if these parts have problems.
What Is a Bellow?
In general, a bellow is anything that can be pressed together to release a lot of air.
4 Signs Your Boat's Engine Might Have a Clogged Fuel Injector
3 March 2017
If fuel droplets are allowed to settle within the fuel injector once your boat's engine has been turned off, those deposits can eventually clog the injectors. Though rarer, it's also possible for fuel injectors to become clogged thanks to grit and dirt that works its way into the system
In either case, a clogged fuel injector won't be able to deliver fuel as effectively to your boat's engine, and running the motor while a fuel injector is clogged can have serious long-term consequences.
4 Benefits of an Electric Outboard Motor
6 December 2016
People know that electric cars are getting better and better with each passing year, but few take the time to consider electric outboard engines for their boat. It might sound like an odd idea at first, but outboard engines actually come with a whole heap of advantages that make them more than worthy of the investment.
Here are just four reasons you should choose one over a gas or diesel.