Boating

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...]

Honda’s Concept Outboard Takes Wing

For display only, Honda's concept outboard borrows design elements from the company's NSX car.

It's not really going to run (at least in the near future) but the new concept outboard introduced by Honda Marine at the 2017 Miami International Boat … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Hold Down Boat Insurance Costs and Maximize Enjoyment of Your Boat

Extreme winds left this boat high and not quite dry. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/courtesy FEMA.

The best way to keep boat insurance rates low is to minimize the chance of making a claim. And the more trouble-free your boating experience, the more … [Read more...]

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Cards from Your Boat

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Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, and the love you have for your boat is strong. It’s a bond that requires hard work, trust, dedication, … [Read more...]

The Outboard Expert: New Evinrude E-TEC 60 H.O.

When you need to move out a boat loaded down with a family reunion, the new Evinrude E-TEC 60 H.O. is up to the task.

More displacement for more muscle makes this new two-stroke Evinrude an interesting match for heavy fishing boats and pontoons. This article originally … [Read more...]

Super Bowl LI: 6 Boating-Related Things You Probably Didn’t Know About This Year’s Big Game

It's North vs. South, NFC vs. AFC, Patriots vs. Falcons, Tom Brady vs. Matt Ryan... But there's one thing all fans can agree on: boating.

Are you part of the Tom Brady fan club, or are you ready to #RiseUp with your Falcons as they fly into the Super Bowl? Regardless of what team you’ll … [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...]

Powerboats

The sheer variety of powerboat types can be bewildering.
The sheer variety of powerboat types can be bewildering.

The world of powerboats can seem a bewildering one to a newcomer. Even someone who has been involved in boating all their life may well find themselves … [Read more...]

Holiday Boat Parades

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but boating is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, let it glow! Let it glow! Let it glow! It’s … [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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