Zinc or Aluminum Anodes on Your Boat - when and why to use Zinc anodes, also known as sacrificial anodes, play a key role in the maintenance of your boat. The term “zincs” has become synonymous with sacrificial anodes, being that zinc was the original material used for this purpose. However,...

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By D George

Selecting the Right Prop The size of a propeller is defined with two sets of numbers, diameter and pitch, with pitch always following the diameter. Diameter The diameter is two times the distance from the center of the hub to the tip of the blade. It can also be looked...

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By D George

Five Steps to Starting an Older 2-Stroke Outboard Engine 1. Engine tilted fully down (this makes it easier for fuel to get to the carburetors).2. Squeeze primer bulb till firm.3. Advance throttle in neutral to 2/3s.4. Turn key on, push to choke (or pull out choke) and crank at same time.5. Release choke, return throttle...

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By D George

Outboard Winterization Checklist Summer has officially ended, which means it’s almost time to say goodbye to your boat for the season. But… there’s more to do than just smile and wave. Getting your boat ready for winter requires quite a few steps — all done to keep it in the...

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By D George
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