Brett Becker

High-Altitude Boating: Where Did the Power Go?

All but two of highest lakes in the United States are in Colorado. The highest, for information’s sake, is Lake Muriel in Washington, but it’s more … [Read more...]

Boat Wiring Is Not Car Wiring. Honest.

Believe it or not, the electrical system in your boat faces a foe more sinister than the ravages of time or the harshness of the marine environment. Your … [Read more...]

Used Boat Shopping: Caveat Emptor

Having spent time at the Miami Boat Show this year, I still feel a bit dizzied from the shimmer of polished stainless and the intoxicating smell of fresh … [Read more...]

Anodes for Outboards and Outdrives

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

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

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?

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...]


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