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Knowing your boat’s engine by feeling comfortable trouble shooting common problems and doing regular maintenance means that you can spend more time on the water and less time wringing your hands.

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How to Winterize a Small Outboard Motor, Part 2 – Oil & Grease for the Lower Unit: Taking us through the final steps, Bob Messier goes through changing the oil and greasing the pivots on the lower unit o...
How to Winterize a Small Outboard Motor, Part 1 – Flushing the System and Fogging Out: Watching a seasoned veteran as he goes through winterizing an outboard engine, step by step, takes the mystery out of th...
An Electrifiying Twist To The Gunning Dory: G.E.M.A. – The Gentleman’s Electric Mess-About: G.E.M.A, otherwise known as the Gentleman’s Electric Mess-About, has an electrifying new twist on the classic Chamberl...
Marine Diesel Engines, Part 9 – Belt & Electrical System: When it comes to the electrical system - it's not always clear what is really causing your problem....
Marine Diesel Engines, Part 8 – Changing the Oil: Changing the oil in your engine is simple and essential to its long term health. Do it yourself and there's no appointme...
Marine Diesel Engines, Part 7 – How to Bleed the Fuel Injection System: Diesel engines won't run if air gets into their fuel systems.  Knowing how to bleed air out is therefore an essential s...
Marine Diesel Engines, Part 6 – the Fuel Injection System: Clean fuel is THE essential ingredient when it comes to a smooth running diesel engine.  Understanding the path that th...
Marine Diesel Engines, Part 5 – Coolant Trouble-Shooting & Maintenance: A little maintenance can save a lotta headache -sure-as-shootin'!...
Marine Diesel Engines, Part 4 – Coolant System Overview: Let's take a look at how the engine coolant system keeps things from overheating under pressure....
Marine Diesel Engines, Part 3 – Changing the Impeller: The rubber impeller in the raw water pump pushes water through the cooling system.  Learn how to inspect this critical...
Marine Diesel Engines, Part 2 – Trouble-Shooting the Raw Water System: Your engine is running too hot; here's how to think through the stages of the raw water system and then solve your probl...
Marine Diesel Engines, Part 1 – Overview of the Raw Water System: Understanding the raw water cooling system of your boat's diesel engine will help you keep her running cool. Keeping you...

 

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