Tag Archives: engine

Time to Replace the Propeller

How do you know when it’s time to replace your boat prop? I mean, sometimes it’s obvious, like when you hit a rock and it shreds the propeller blades. However, the gentle scrapes and bumps throughout the boating season leave … Continue reading

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How many cylinders does your engine have?

This is a question that often arises when searching for engine parts.  You might then ask, “How can I tell how many I have and what do the cylinders do?”  You can check out the inside of the engine to … Continue reading

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Outboards, Sterndrives, and Inboards: Comparison

Outboard motors, also known as OB’s, are the most common motor in the marine industry.  The motor is mounted to the boat’s transom and is visible from the steering wheel.  The horsepower range is between 1.5hp to 350 hp. Outboard … Continue reading

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OEM vs. Aftermarket

When buying boat parts, should you buy an aftermarket part, or stick with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts?  There is some controversy over this, but the debate is far from being cut and dried. Like most others, I once believed … Continue reading

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