Troubleshooting Your Boat’s Fresh Water System

A typical electric fresh water pump. Note the distinguishing names and numbers on the pump motor, which make finding parts much easier. Shurflo photo.

Fresh water systems in one form or another (even as simple as a bucket or a barrel with a cup on a string) have been on boats since man ventured far enough … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Regulator, MJM, Harris FloteBote

1997 Regulator 26 CC

If you pay attention to groundhog-related news, you know that the underground rodent popped its head out of the ground in Pennsylvania on February 2 and … [Read more...]

Four Winns HD220: Outboard or Stern Drive?

…or an outboard, the Four Winns HD220 will fit the bill.

The Four Winns HD220 and HD220 OB offer you multiple power choices, plus smart design. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting a Rough-Running Outboard

A set of fresh spark plugs can often smooth a rough-running outboard engine, but make note of any severely fouled or damaged spark plugs. This can point to problems inside your engine. Photo courtesy of NGK.

With the advent of solid-state ignition, fuel injection, and a host of other technologies, today’s two- and four-stroke outboards are more reliable … [Read more...]

Four New Center-Console Fishing Boats for 2017

The Everglades 273cc is a stretched version of the builder’s venerable 243cc model, and every bit as good. Everglades photo.

One resolution we’re committed to keeping this year is to spend more time fishing. If you feel the same, you probably already know that center-console … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Greenline, Everglades, Lakeview

2012 Greenline 40 Diesel Hybrid

We’ve got some interesting boats lined up for this installment of Best Boat Deals. Since it’s cold and snowy outside we had some extra time this month … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting a Manual Marine Head

A typical rebuild kit for a manual marine head, including discharge flapper valve, joker valve, inlet/outlet flapper, discharge flapper, and other critical seals. Photo courtesy of Groco.

Engines stall, pumps stop pumping, and lights stop working quite frequently on boats—it’s part of the game. But there’s perhaps no more troublesome … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Jarvis Newman, Sea Ray, Bertram

1962 Bertram 31 with Yanmar Diesels

It's the time of year when a lot of us have a bit of wanderlust rolling around our souls. Some folks may like ice fishing, but you’ll be able to tell … [Read more...]

Robalo R300: Comfort and Confidence

With a pair of Yamaha F300 V6 outboards on the transom, the Robalo R300 has plenty of pep.

This center-console fishing boat is more than merely capable. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission.  We … [Read more...]

Boat Parts

Every used boat will have parts that need replacement. Some parts will be easier to find than others. In this photo note the gas struts lifting the locker covers, the locker gaskets and latches, and the rubber covers on the rod holders. Where do you find such things?

Unless you’ve bought a new boat, or a used one that's been fully restored and updated by the previous owner, chances are you’ll inherit an annoying … [Read more...]


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