How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  2. 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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    Bottom Paint Basics

    Gary Reich
    Jun 14, 2016

    Knowing the different types of bottom paint and how they work makes choosing one easier. …Read More

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    The Outboard Expert: Ethanol Fuel and E15 Update

    Charles Plueddeman
    May 30, 2016

    With more E15 fuel likely to be on the market this season, boat owners need to be vigilant at the pumps. …Read More

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    Boat Care and Maintenance: How to Keep Your Outboard Engine Looking Like New

    Lenny Rudow
    May 13, 2016

    Maintaining your outboard engine finish will not only keep it looking great, but will also increase your boat’s resale value. …Read More

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    Five Ways to Hold Down Boat Insurance Costs and Maximize Enjoyment of Your Boat

    John Burnham
    Mar 31, 2016

    The best way to keep boat insurance rates low is to minimize the chance of making a claim. And the more trouble-free your boating experience, the more fun will be had by all involved. …Read More

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    Check Out these Stats—and a Few of Our Favorite Boat Maintenance Videos

    Kim Kavin
    Dec 15, 2015

    As the Boats.com YouTube channel surpasses six million video views, we look back at our 5 favorite boat-maintenance videos so far. …Read More

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    Project: Reality

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 11, 2015

    Working on boats can seem like a surreal experience. Let’s bring it back to reality. …Read More

  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Winter Storage Tips for Outboard Motors

    Charles Plueddeman
    Nov 26, 2015

    What seems like a good idea could be the ruination of your trusty outboard motor—avoid these common winter storage miscues. …Read More

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