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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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How to Identify your Boat Hull ID Number

At some point, you may have wondered what that long group of letters and numbers are on the transom of your boat. After reading this article, you should be able to correctly identify where your HIN(Hull Identification Number) is located, … Continue reading

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