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Anodes for Outboards and Outdrives

Mercury sells replacement kits, which include all mounting hardware, for about $75. Just specify which drive or outboard you have to get the right parts.

Scientists discovered a couple of centuries ago that when you fasten two metals together in seawater, electrons will flow from the more active metal, the … [Read more...]

The Latest in Spark Plug Technology

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When I was a kid, I remember my dad cleaning and gapping spark plugs to get a few more hours out of them. Frugality was his answer to a lot of problems, … [Read more...]

Seven Marine 557 Outboard: In-Water Debut

Seven Marine's 557 powers a Sea Hunter 29 at the Miami International Boat Show

It’s alive! Seven Marine has breathed life into its 557 outboard. The monster motor -- powered by 6.2 liters of supercharged Cadillac V8 -- was in the … [Read more...]

Gelcoat Maintenance: Shiny Side Up

Proper gelcoat care can keep the finish from become chalky and oxidized. And it’s a lot less work to maintain a finish than it is to try to bring it back.

When it comes to caring for the finish on your boat, there are essentially five steps to the process and two approaches. The steps are, in order: Wash Clean Polish Protect Maintain The … [Read more...]

Marine Engine Oil: Synthetic or Conventional?

High-quality synthetic oils like Mobil Delvac, shown here filling a fuel filter for an Isuzu diesel, don't build carbon deposits the way standard motor oils do.

When you’re talking about engines, gas or diesel, inboard or outboard, you can always find someone to argue that your boat or tow vehicle would better … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Ramp Launching

Avoid the ramp follies: If you get out of line backing down, drive back up, straighten things out, and start again.

One would hope all boaters wouldn’t need a guide like this to tell you how to launch a boat, but some do. That said, we realize we walk a thin line between … [Read more...]

Buying Boat Insurance? Get a Survey

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When purchasing or researching the purchase of a pre-owned yacht it is very important to know exactly what you are buying. The best way to find out for … [Read more...]

Outboard Expert: $500 Upgrades

This Mercury ECO-Screen reports fuel use in miles per gallon and can be used to optimize your boat’s economy.

Editor's Note: Outboard Expert Charles Plueddeman shares a few inexpensive upgrades that will improve your boating. Just because this wasn't your year … [Read more...]

How to Shrink Wrap a Boat

Shrink wrap can be applied to almost any boat.

If you're looking to protect your boat against winter, shrink wrap just might be your best option. Because it requires some special tools, and materials … [Read more...]

Bayliner 192 Discovery: Video Boat Review

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Our sister site Boats.com has been busy filming boat reviews. Here's their take on the Bayliner 192, a pocket cabin cruiser. Enjoy! http://youtu.be/ugHcA_OU-4k Video … [Read more...]



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