Brett Becker

The Latest in Spark Plug Technology

sparkplugs-560

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...]

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...]



";}