Five Steps to Take when Preparing Your Boat for a Hurricane

Five Steps to Take when Preparing Your Boat for a Hurricane

Tropical Storm Isaias served as a vivid reminder that hurricane season is underway in the Gulf and Atlantic Seaboard states. The good news is that the National Hurricane Center and your local news outlets usually can give you a few days’ ...

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1st Mate Delivers Ultimate Boating Confidence and Safety

1st Mate Delivers Ultimate Boating Confidence and Safety

Chances are, your favorite hours are spent on the water. And in today's world, with boating's potential to accommodate social-distancing recommendations, the appeal of time on the water is stronger than ever. If you're like many boaters today, you can’t ...

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How to Break In a New Mercury Outboard

How to Break In a New Mercury Outboard

The owner of any brand new Mercury outboard motor will find it hard to resist the temptation to immediately drop the throttle and feel the sensation of smooth, unrelenting power. With a new motor, however, it will pay to walk ...

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Try It First with the Mercury Propeller Demo Program

Try It First with the Mercury Propeller Demo Program

A stainless steel propeller can last many seasons, but for most boat owners the cost is not insignificant, especially for boats with more than one engine. With this in mind, Mercury Marine has created a Propeller Demo Program for its ...

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A Guide to Marine Lubricants

A Guide to Marine Lubricants

Your marine engine lives a harsh life. It operates under heavy load at high rpm, which puts tremendous stress on the oil. In the marine environment, corrosion – inside and outside the engine – is a constant threat. When it's ...

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Financing for Boat Repowers

Financing for Boat Repowers

There are many reasons why someone might want to put a new outboard on their boat, ranging from sub-par performance to stories like Derek Horner repowering his boat because the old engine required incessant repairs. At some point in time, no ...

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Mercury Jet Outboards Rule Shallow Waters

Mercury Jet Outboards Rule Shallow Waters

Think about it: a bass, he's not a very tall fellow. Mercury Pro Angler Stephen Browning attributes that quote to his grandfather, who taught him how to fish the shallow waters of Arkansas's rivers and lakes. And he’s not wrong: ...

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Prop Bites: Prop Diameter & Pitch | Mercury Marine

Prop Bite: Prop Diameter & Pitch

You’ll often be able to find these dimensions stamped right on the hub or barrel of your boat propeller. For example, a propeller marked as 14 x 19 has a diameter of 14 inches and pitch of 19 inches, always ...

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