October 17th 2014
Rubber shaft seals need fluid for lubrication and cooling. Dried-out, damaged seals and water intrusion are common causes of failure in bilge pumps.
October 15th 2014
If you’re new to pontoon boats, you’ll want to know these tips.
October 9th 2014
If you’re shopping for a boat, whether new or used, look out for these 10 design flaws.
September 28th 2014
What happens when you pit 11 anchors against each other in the muddy bottom of Chesapeake Bay?
September 1st 2014
Running aground is no fun, and it can do serious damage to your boat and your outboard. To minimize the danger and get back on your way, follow these five steps.
August 30th 2014
Nylon tie-wraps become brittle when subjected to the heat of engine spaces. Chafe-protected metal clamps are the way to go.
August 23rd 2014
Gate valves can't provide a quick visual reference on whether a through-hull is open or shut. And the handles tend to rust.
August 8th 2014
Transom boarding ladders can be tricky to deploy from the water, especially for kids.
July 9th 2014
Go-fast boat safety means enhanced situational awareness at all times, but especially on summer weekends.
June 27th 2014
Risk of exposure to fire, plus permeability to fuel, plus the use of the hose itself -- all play into the ratings.