Engine & Upkeep

Engine & Upkeep
Keeping up with your engine and general maintenance can feel overwhelming without the right tools. That’s why Southern Boating breaks the upkeep your boat needs into manageable articles. View our information on inboard engines, outboards, electric, systems, generators, hulls, and general maintenance. Check back soon—new Engine and Upkeep posts are added weekly!
DIY Gelcoat

DIY Gelcoat

DIY Gelcoat Gelcoat care, protection and minor repair of this finish are essential to your boat’s maintenance. Here's the lowdown on DIY gelcoat. Think of your boat’s hull or...
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Mercury Debuts 400 HP Outboard

Mercury Debuts 400 HP Outboard A storied history and a technological future lead Mercury Marine to introduce two equally exciting outboards on each end of the...
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Annual Haul Out Guide

A Southern Boating Magazine Supplement: Annual Haul Out Guide Our annual haul out guide has everything you need to know about planning your boat's maintenance....
5 Ways to Cut Down on AMP Usage

Five Ways to Cut Down on Amp Usage

    Five ways to cut down on amp usage Most modern marine equipment has evolved to require much less power. When you’re in the boatyard this spring, do more...
boats and thru-hull holes

Boats and Thru-hull Holes

When you have to install thru-hull holes, do it right the first time. Most any boat maintenance guru worth his Veda will advise you to avoid...
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