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3 Tips for Boating on a Budget

3 Tips for Boating on a Budget

Love the idea of owning a boat but not the idea of spending all your hard-earned cash to make it a reality? You’re not alone! But fear not, it is possible to enjoy all the joys that come with being a boat owner, and still have money left over for the rest of life’s pleasures.

Why Repower Your Boat with an Upgraded Outboard Motor

Why Repower Your Boat with an Upgraded Outboard Motor

While boat hulls can easily last many years, engines tend to show their age much sooner. If your outboard motor hasn’t been delivering like it should, it may be time for a change. Fortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean buying a new boat.
Outboard Motor EPA Compliance For Portable Fuel Components – What You Need to Know

Outboard Motor EPA Compliance For Portable Fuel Components – What You Need to Know

Effective January 1, 2011, the U.S. EPA began requiring that all portable fuel systems manufactured for use with gasoline-powered marine engines in the U.S. produce zero evaporative emissions. Find out what it means for your outboard motor fuel tank and engine.

Why Consider a Propane Outboard?

Why Consider a Propane Outboard?

Propane outboards burn fuel 50 times – yes, you read that right, 50 times! – cleaner than even eco-friendly gasoline-powered outboards. They release very little in the way of greenhouse gases or toxic fumes. In fact, some propane-powered outboards have zero emissions!

EFI vs. a Standard 4 Stroke Outboards

EFI vs. a Standard 4 Stroke Outboards

When choosing 4 stroke outboards – depending on the horsepower range you need for your craft – one of the decisions you’ll need to make is whether you want an electronic fuel-injected (EFI) engine or a standard, carbureted four-stroke.

Selecting the Right Outboard Boat Motors for Your Watercraft

Selecting the Right Outboard Boat Motors for Your Watercraft

Boaters – and prospective boaters – invest considerable time in evaluating different types, makes and models of watercraft before purchasing a boat. But, when buying an outboard motor, do they take enough time to ensure they're getting the outboard that's best for their boat and leisure activities? Not always.