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!
Install a potable water filtration system this spring

Potable Water Filtration for Your Boat

Tank water—ugh. Taste aside, some water is full of contaminants and is downright unsafe to drink. So, installation and servicing of a potable water...
bow thruster maintenance

Bow Thruster Maintenance

Proper bow thruster maintenance will ensure the best performance from your bow thruster Bow thrusters are part of what I refer to as the “silent crewmember’s...

Clear the Air

Clear the air after months of layup when marine sanitation systems and air-conditioning ducts may be filled with stale, foul air. Ridding the boat...
Suzuki Portable Outboards

Suzuki Portable Outboards

The Suzuki portable outboards mark a significant milestone in the marine industry. Sometimes an event happens before your eyes and you take it at face value....

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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