How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    The Outboard Expert: Four-Stroke Outboard Oil Check

    Charles Plueddeman
    Oct 19, 2016

    Don’t just pull the dipstick—here’s the right way to check the oil level in a four-stroke outboard. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Marine Diesel Fuel: What You Need to Know

    Ed Sherman
    Sep 29, 2016

    Compared to gasoline, diesel fuel has some advantages in the boating world, but it needs careful attention too. …Read More

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    Boating Tips: Basic Trailer Maintenance

    Lenny Rudow
    Sep 27, 2016

    If you own a trailer boat, tune in for these basic trailer maintenance tips. …Read More

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    Outboard Expert: Marine Oil for Outboard Engines

    Charles Plueddeman
    Sep 19, 2016

    Automotive oil doesn’t belong in the sump of your four-stroke outboard. Here’s why. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Budgeting for Boat Maintenance: How Hands On Will You Be?

    Doug Logan
    Sep 7, 2016

    Upkeep chores and materials will cost more or less depending on the type of boat you own, where you keep it and, of course, on your own patience, skills, and bankroll. …Read More

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    Through-Hull Fittings: Metal, Marelon, Mounting, and Maintenance

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 7, 2016

    No matter what your through-hull fittings are made of, periodic lubrication and maintenance are key. …Read More

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    Tips on Hydraulic Steering for Outboards

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 22, 2016

    If you're upgrading your steering, here are some key points to remember about hydraulic system installation and maintenance. …Read More

  13. How-To / Maintenance

    How to Flush an Outboard Motor

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 16, 2016

    Giving your outboard motor a regular freshwater flush is one of your most important maintenance jobs. …Read More

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