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What is the difference between Aluminium and stainless steel Props?

What is the difference between Aluminium and stainless steel Props?

Propellers for pleasure boats with outboard or sterndrive power are made from one of two materials: aluminium or stainless steel. Let’s look at the advantages each offers. Aluminium Props Affordability is the key advantage of an aluminium prop. The price of ...

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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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Boating in cold and freezing temperatures

Boating in cold and freezing temperatures

The holiday season is fast approaching and, while most boaters in your neighborhood have winterized and stored their boat and engine until spring, you still have some late-season fishing and/or hunting on your to-do list. Several sections of the US ...

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Sicherer Service mit den Wartungs-Sets von Mercury

In bestimmten Intervallen ist es nötig, eine Vielzahl von Verschleißteilen regelmäßig auszutauschen. Nur so bleibt euer Boot sicher und zuverlässig – und ihr vermeidet große Reparaturen Ihr wollt euch den Weg in die teure Werkstatt sparen? Kein Thema! Bei eurem ...

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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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