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Stuffing Boxes

The stuffing box is the last line of defense between the water and your engine room. It allows the shaft to be in two places at once – inside the boat and outside the boat…

Prop Coatings

The bane of boaters is fouled running gear. We have seen owners who use bottom paint to try to fight this, but always with limited results. Over the last couple of years, we have experimented…

Spring Commissioning

After a winter lay-up, nothing can be more disappointing than problems with your first cruise. Proper spring commissioning should alleviate the potential for problems. The following are some of the procedures you should use when…

Teak Deck Maintenance

Decks are a constant topic of conversation with our customers. We basically see two kinds of decks – wood strip (teak) or painted non-skid over fiberglass. Both have their own benefits and drawbacks. (more…)

When good bearings go bad

Vibration problems seem to have multiple causes. Most causes though, seem to have a common result – bearing wear. Most engine related vibrations are transmitted down the length of the shaft causing bearing wear. Worn…

Engine Room Maintenance

Maintaining your engine room is essential for retaining the value of your boat as well as proper performance. Even if you are checking your engine room on a regular basis, a dirty engine room appears…