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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

After trying everything from double-dosing the remaining fuel with stabilizer to topping off the tank to paying to have a marina drain my boat’s gas tank dry for the off-season, I finally decided to follow the advice of a trusted friend and veteran Great Lakes marina operator and handled the task myself. I have found that the

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Engines, Fuel Treatments, Winterization

Monday, October 15, 2018

Your outboard needs water to keep it cool as it runs. How often do you check the “pee indicator” to ensure that the engine is pumping water? Salt, sand, mud, sticks, and other debris take their toll on the pump impeller, housing, and related parts. That’s why most outboard technicians recommend replacement every

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Engines, Service & Repair

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Evinrude, a global manufacturer of marine engines headquartered in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, recently received the ‘Business Friend of the Environment’ award presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state’s chamber of commerce and largest business trade association. Evinrude was recognized for their

tags: Awards, Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The 2018 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, October 2. Eight BWI judges with various technical

tags: Awards, Boat Cover, Boat Docks, Decorative, Electronics, Engines, Events, Lighting, Propellers, Accessories

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

By this time of year, we all typically have a list of the service we would like to have done on our boat before next season as well as a list of what we “have” to do. At times, our budget allows for all of these items to be accomplished; and often, not many at all. One thing we know is that if we provide pure fuel to our

tags: Fuel Treatments, Service & Repair, Engines

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This year, I have encountered several boaters who were distressed that, after they launched for the season, they had to be hauled back out to rebuild carburetors and replace damaged valves and blown out gaskets. In each case, it was determined that when they filled their fuel tanks at the end of last season — which is

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Law & Politics, Winterization, Engines

Friday, August 17, 2018

The new Schaefer 580 motoryacht has no steering wheel at the helm station – only a Volvo Penta joystick. The new joystick-controlled motoryacht, powered by twin Volvo Penta 670 hp IPS800s, made its debut at the recent 2018 Rio Boat Show. Márcio Schaefer, CEO of Brazil’s largest yachtbuilder, said: “At

tags: New Boat Models, Electronics, Engines, Navigation

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, was presented a Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award on Wednesday in Madison. This is the second time in four years that Mercury has won the award, also winning the honors in 2014. The Business Friend of the Environment Awards highlights the actions

tags: Awards, Engines, Environmental Impact

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Evinrude announced today the appointment of Nando Zucchi as Vice President of Marketing and International Business Development. In his role, Zucchi will spearhead initiatives leveraging the company’s existing team of global marketing and international business development professionals to drive recognition and build strong

tags: Engines, Employment News

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Interstate PowerSystems as a new Authorized Power Center for the marine industry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Interstate PowerSystems is a division of Interstate Companies, Inc., which has been in business since 1957 with more than 20 locations in the upper

tags: Engines, Company Expansions