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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Elco Electric Motoryachts

Elco Electric Motoryachts Is There an Electric Outboard in Your Future? Given the dire warnings about climate change, in the National Climate Assessment released last November...
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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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Volvo’s Hybrid IPS

Volvo Penta’s popular pod drive is going green with a Hybrid IPS. Eco-conscious captains might feel fuel is flowing foolishly when throwing down the throttles...
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Davit Maintenance

Keep your lift in tip-top shape with some davit maintenance Davits work on boats without fanfare. Akin to heads and air conditioning, no one thinks about...
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Check your Clamps and Hoses

Check your clamps and hoses before they check out. Hard slams and big bangs are conditions every mariner endures in rough seas—hopefully, it doesn’t take...
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