Quick Tip: How to Remove Hard Water Spots from Your Boat and Engine

Quick Tip: How to Remove Hard Water Spots from Your Boat & Engine

Hard-water spots on your boat and engine will not make your boat run slower. But they don’t help it either. Hard-water spots are unsightly, annoying and not something you want to see every time you look at your otherwise awesome ...

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Quick Tip: Steps to Securing Your Boat Before Your Hit the Road

Quick Tip: Steps to Securing Your Boat Before Your Hit the Road

Loading your boat on the trailer and properly securing it after a trip on the water can be a little intimidating, especially when other people are waiting to load or unload their boats. While you want to be expeditious to ...

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Lanyard Stop Switch

Quick Tip: Lanyard Stop Switch

The Lanyard Stop Switch is a simple but extremely effective on-board safety device designed to shut off a boat’s engine if the operator moves away (as in accidental ejection) from the operator’s position. The Lanyard physically connects the operator to ...

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Quick Tip: The Basics of Boat Ramp Etiquette

Quick Tip: The Basics of Boat Ramp Etiquette

The way you should act at a boat ramp is, in a broad sense, exactly how you should act everywhere. That is, don’t be annoying or discourteous, and don’t hog the resources. The hard part of that is, if you’re ...

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Quick Tip: How to Dock Your Boat

Quick Tip: How to Dock Your Boat

With a few simple supplies like docklines and fenders, and following these simple step-by-step instructions, it's easy to look like a pro. Watch the video Docking can be rather stressful for those new to boating, and even veterans can get ...

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Cook Your Catch: Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter

Cook Your Catch: Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter

Summer. The sun is shining, the water is perfect, and our smiles are always just a little bigger. It’s arguably one of our favorite times of the year, but more importantly, the best time to do one of our favorite ...

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Quick Tip: Engine Mount Inspection

Quick Tips: Engine Mount Inspection

The bolts that secure your outboard to your boat’s transom endure tremendous stress when the boat is underway and even when the boat is being trailered. Those bolts are critically important, so don’t neglect them. Loose transom bolts can “wallow ...

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Quick Tip: How to Perform a Battery Inspection

Quick Tip: How to Perform a Battery Inspection

Your batteries are among the most critical components of your boat. Neglect them, and you do so at your own peril; if they aren’t functioning properly, your boat’s going nowhere under its own power. Fortunately, it takes just a few ...

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Quick Tip: How to Lubricate Steering Linkages

Quick Tip: How to Lubricate Steering Linkages

We all love the water, but the water can be very unkind to our equipment. Your Mercury outboard is built using space-age alloys and coatings to resist rust and corrosion, but it still requires some attention every now and then, ...

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Mercury Marine - How to Check Your Outboard Power Trim Fluid

Quick Tip: How to Check Your Outboard Power Trim Fluid

One of the key factors in being a successful do-it-yourselfer of any kind is knowing what you can handle and what’s best left to a professional. Fortunately, checking and topping off the power trim fluid on your Mercury outboard is ...

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