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!
stainless steel stains, How to Remove Stainless Steel Stains

How to Remove Stainless Steel Stains

When Stainless Steel Stains: Read up on stainless steel before rivers of rust ruin your ride. “All that glitters is not gold” is sage advice for...

The Bottom (Paint) Line

It’s simple: The purpose of bottom paint is to prevent barnacle growth and other evidences of fouling on the boat’s bottom. However, the paint...
An image of a Pump Out Station. Discharge from your boat, Navigating Discharge Onboard

Pump or Dump? Navigating Discharge Onboard

There are overboard pumpout restrictions.  Most boaters know this. But many don’t think much about what your boat can discharge into the water, be...
Should you replace or repair your generator

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...

Mercury’s Active Engine Trim

Improving boat performance Could manually adjusting the trim of your outboard engine or sterndrive be going, going, gone—just like manual stick shifts in cars? Mercury...

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