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!
Fire Suppression Systems

Best Types of Fire Suppression Systems

Up in Smoke: fixed fire suppression systems Other than “Man overboard!” hearing “Fire!” may be the most frightening sound aboard a vessel, especially one that...

Green Maintenance Tips

While a certain famous frog (the one with a swine fetish) once opined, “It’s not easy being green,” today’s boat owner has more options...
deck washdown system

Clean on Demand: Installing a Deck Washdown System

Add a deck washdown system for a squeaky clean boat. As a marine surveyor I’ve often wondered why many boat manufacturers don’t include a deck...
Suzuki 3509A

New Suzuki Outboard

Suzuki Goes All Outboard The newest Suzuki Outboard features innovative contra-rotating propellers and more exclusive features. Suzuki Marine, a leader in four-stroke outboard technology and performance, introduces...
an image of dunked outboard

When Your Outboard Goes Under: Dunked Outboard Rescue

How to save your outboard motor from a watery demise. Once in every boat owner’s life, it’s likely to happen. A Titanic tragedy it is...

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