How to Choose: Difference between Inboard, Sterndrive and Outboard engines

How to Choose: Difference between Inboard, Sterndrive and Outboard engines

No other marine engine manufacturer offers a broader selection of propulsion options than Mercury Marine®. Those options fit into three main categories – outboard, sterndrive and inboard. So what’s the difference, and why so many options? Let’s take a look ...

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How many blades does your propeller need?

How many blades does your propeller need?

When considering propellers, many boat owners get fixated on speed. They assume a prop that will make their boat go faster must be better. It’s more important to consider how a propeller can impact the entire boating experience. Speed is ...

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How to flush your outboard

How to flush your outboard

Most boaters know it’s imperative to flush an outboard with freshwater after boating in saltwater or brackish water. Failure to do so can allow corrosion to take hold in your motor’s water passages, compromising your cooling system and shortening the ...

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How to prime your outboards Fuel System

How to prime your outboards Fuel System

Today’s outboards are modern marvels, borne of precision engineering and generations of innovation. They’re quiet, dependable and efficient, and they’re purpose-built to help people enjoy hassle-free days on the water for years. They do have a common bond with the first ...

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What You Should Know About Boating in Cold or Freezing Weather

What You Should Know About Boating in Cold or Freezing Weather

In the Northern Hemisphere winter is fast approaching fast  and, while most boaters have winterized and stored their boat and engine until spring, if you still have some late-season fishing, hunting or boating to-do. or when you are a commercial ...

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How to Diagnose and Deal with a Spun Hub?

How to Diagnose and Deal with a Spun Hub?

It’s time to head back to the dock. You drop the throttle, and your engine revs up like crazy, but your boat doesn’t move. Or maybe it moves very little, almost like there’s no propeller on the engine. You shut ...

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How To Store Your Boat for Winter

How To Store Your Boat for Winter

No one is ever happy at the thought of stowing away the suntan lotion, fishing rods, wakeboards and water toys for the winter months. But facts are facts: It’s about to get too cold for boating in many corners of ...

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How to Winterize Your Outboard

How to Winterize Your Outboard

Winterizing is Really Important Correctly preparing your outboard motor for the off-season will help insure that it’s ready to go next spring. In cold climates, freezing weather can cause costly damage to an engine that isn’t winterized properly. Even in ...

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The ‘Recycled Art’ of Maurizio Baccili on Display at Genova Boat Show

The ‘Recycled Art’ of Maurizio Baccili on Display at Genova Boat Show

Painter and sculptor Maurizio Baccili injects his passion and creativity into works of art that use an unlikely media: cartons from marine engines. The Viareggio, Italy-based artist will be at the Genova Boat Show, exhibiting many of the pieces in ...

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How to Clean your Outboard or Sterndrive engine

How to Clean your Outboard or Sterndrive engine

Washing and cleaning your engine might not be top of mind when it comes to routine maintenance on your boat, but it’s something every boater should understand how to do properly. A clean engine is an engine you can be ...

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