troubleshooting

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...]

Troubleshooting a Faulty Submersible Bilge Pump

Bilge pumps live in deep nooks that naturally collect dirt, hair, and general grunge. They have to be robust, and they have to be maintained. All photos: Doug Logan

Not long ago we wrote about how to install a submersible bilge pump, that thankless piece of gear primarily designed to keep nuisance water from collecting … [Read more...]


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