Boat Engines

Boat Buyers Beware Grimy Engines and Bilges

This diesel engine is not leaking fuel or oil, but dust residue from a loose alternator and water-pump belt coated the front of the engine and created a black mess in the catch-pan underneath.

If you’re looking at a used boat, pay close attention to the outward appearance of the engine. Is it clean or grimy with oil? Are there rusty areas under … [Read more...]

5 Winter Lay-up Tips for Your Boat

In many parts of the country, this is transition season, time to haul and winterize your boat.  Fall haul-out nearly matches the urgency level of spring … [Read more...]

Engine Starter Woes or Click, Click, Nothing!

It is the middle of the night, and we’ve been sailboat racing offshore for 14 hours so the batteries are draining down. We decide to start the engine … [Read more...]

Mercury Marine Ships Optimax 150 Pro XS Engines

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Mercury Marine has announced the shipping of its new 150hp OptiMax Pro XS engine to dealers and boat companies worldwide. According to Mercury Marine, … [Read more...]

Annual Outboard Engine Service – Do It Or Don’t?

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A Florida Sport Fishing Staff Report It’s no surprise that outboard engine maintenance is a hot topic. Who wants to be stranded offshore or deep in … [Read more...]

Caterpillar Launches Cat C9 ACERT Engines with Zeus Pod Drives

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Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has announced that the Cat C9 ACERT marine engine is now compatible with the innovative Zeus Pod Drive. According to … [Read more...]

Torqeedo’s Kayak Motor Allows Anglers to Increase Range

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Torqeedo's homepage features details on the Ultralight 402 outboard motor. Photo Credit: Torqeedo When it comes to kayak fishing, every advantage … [Read more...]

Mercury Racing Releases New OptiMax 200XS Race Outboards

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Photo Credit: Mercury Marine Mercury Racing has announced the release of the next generation of Mercury OptiMax 200XS ROS (race offshore) and OptiMax … [Read more...]

Torqeedo Electric Outboard Reaches New Heights In Efficiency And Power

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The Torqeedo homepage features details on the Cruise outboard motor. Torqeedo reports the Cruise that offers boaters more power and range from the same … [Read more...]

Mercury MerCruiser Introduces New, More Powerful Big Block

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Mercury MerCruiser have announced the development of the next generation of big-block marine power – a new engine that produces more power and has better … [Read more...]