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!
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Should you replace or repair your generator?

To repair your generator or to replace your generator…that is the question. It’s a dilemma many generators of a certain age present to their owners. The genset...
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How to Buy a Better Used Boat

A marine surveyor offers advice based on more than 35 years of experience. There’s a reason why sales of pre-owned boats outpace new purchases 10 to...
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When Your Outboard Goes Under: Dunked Outboard Rescue

Did your outboard go underwater? Follow these tips to fix a submerged ouboard engine. You'll can fix your dunked outboard, but act fast!
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Best Outboard Warranty

Looking for the best outboard warranty for your boat? Many outboard-powered boat owners stick with the same brand of power when replacing their existing outboards or...
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Electric Power for Boats

Changing the future: Electric Power for Boats Electric power for boats is a viable, emission-free propulsion alternative in certain applications. A lot has happened since Ben Franklin...
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