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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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....

Yamaha’s Helm Master: Total Control!

Warning! When the Yamaha Helm Master system is in action, your outboard engines may be positioned at crazy angles that look catawampus, asymmetrical or...

Vinyl Boat Wraps

Vinyl Boat Wraps Protect your boat’s hull in a variety of colors and designs with the use of creative vinyl boat wraps. When a boat hull...

Hull-Prop Relationship

The prop you select must synch with both your engine and your hull. Do you feel a vibration when your boat is running at speed? Does...
This is an image of a boat that has run aground. Learn how to re-float your boat.

So you’ve run aground, now what?

How to re-float your boat after going aground. Most boaters have heard the saying: “You’ve either already gone aground or will go aground!” If you’re...
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