Installing Spark Plugs

INSTALLING SPARK PLUGS Helpful tips for properly installing spark plugs. Today’s fuel-injected marine engines run so clean that plugs need changing less often than in years past. But the day will come. For those with a mechanical jones, or with older engines, here are some helpful tips. The Right Plug “Close enough” won’t do. A…

Why you should winterize your engine

At this time of year practically every boating publication has an article about how to winterize your boat and engine for storage. It is also known as winter lay-up in some areas of the country. Most of the stories explain and illustrate a step by step process for winterizing but often do not detail what…

Detailing Your Boats Engine

DETAIL YOUR BOAT ENGINE Detailing your boat’s engine is part of the author’s maintenance regime. Find out why. By Kevin Falvey You probably love your boat, but remember it’s the engine that makes possible all those cool boating adventures (“docktail cruisers” and nonauxiliary sailboats excepted). A clean engine makes visual inspections more effective. And the…